Sparkly Snowflake


It’s wintertime here in Oz. The first snow has fallen in Perisher, one of Australia’s best-known ski resorts, located in the aptly-named Snowy Mountains of NSW. And it’s June, which for me was, and still is, the start of summer. I can’t seem to get my head around winter in June, despite living in the southern hemisphere for 5 years. Especially with warm sunny weather such as we enjoyed last weekend. Surfers were out in force at Catherine Hill Bay, and Ickle decided to have an impromptu dip in the ocean, fully-clothed.

In the true spirit of the season, however, we have organised a ‘Winter Wonderland’ themed party for our end-of-term playgroup session this week. Ickle will be going as a snowflake, complete with a gorgeous mini white tutu. And we’ll be making snowflakes too. Not the traditional white sort, but sparkly ones in a variety of rainbow hues. So, Ickle and I had a test run.P1020231P1020232

First, I prepared the lolly stick (paddle pop) stick templates while Ickle slept. I played around with them a bit as you can see. Multi-pronged Jenga. Almost.P1020237

Then, with Ickle super-excited to find a craft activity laid out ready and waiting for her after her nap, we got down to the serious business of glueing and sprinkling glitter confetti. Absolutely everywhere. I’m sure I’ll be finding little bits and pieces in strange places for weeks to come.P1020239

But, it was fun, and easy, and the end result looks pretty good too.P1020255P1020257



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5 thoughts on “Sparkly Snowflake

  1. Alpine Dwellers

    Ickle, that is a mighty lot of LOLLY sticks! Did you really eat all of them in order to further your crafting skills? Have fun as a snowflake at your party; hard to imagine winter arriving while we are all splashing around at Lac de Passy! Love from the Alpine Dwellers xxx

    1. Laura Post author

      Ha ha, Alpine Dwellers! I am sure that Ickle and her little companions would love to have eaten that many lollies, but actually we bought the sticks in bulk from a craft supplier for playgroup. Boo.
      Love, Laura and Icklegen xxx

  2. Auntie Katie

    Ickle pickle, you have a super-mummy. I wish I had half her craft talent. I’m very good at the getting it everywhere bit and not so good at producing a beautiful product too. I think your little cousin wants to play with her new finger paints tomorrow. Oh no! Lots of love and hugs xxx

    1. Laura Post author

      Dear Auntie KT,

      You ought to have seen the mess at playgroup with a whole group of littlies making sparkly snowflakes!

      We hope you have fun with the finger painting. I love paint, but I’m far more interested in using it to decorate myself, the floor and the walls than a boring old bit of paper.

      Love, Ickle xxx

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