[Seriously, we've tried many others that don't work worth a hoot.]
I folded the coffee filters into eighths [in half three times].
– You could add in another degree of learning by talking about fractions with your kid.
So Henry would know where and how to cut the snowflake, I drew marks in a simple pattern on the folded coffee filters.
We did several snowflakes, and I learned how to best draw the lines.[For example, don't draw marks to cut right across from each other, they very may well cut a little to far and cut through the coffee filter.]
We had a mishap with one snowflake being almost completely bare.
I had almost crumpled up the coffee filter and threw it out.
But, Dad had stopped me, and told me to open it up to show Henry.
[Ah.... see, there's a consequence for an action....]
We decided to keep the mishap snowflake and hang it up with the rest.
Dad even made his own coffee filter snowflake!
[Can you believe, he had never done this before? Seriously! Even as a child!]
– Sorry, I don’t have any pictures of Henry actually cutting because I had to hold the folded coffee filter as he cut out the snowflake.
Jamie Reimer is a former marketing manager turned stay at home mom of three boys. Being home with the boys opened opportunities for Jamie to learn to be hands on alongside them learning to play through their childhood. Follow Jamie on Google+ and Pinterest!