[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 is a baker's wife and stay at home mom of three boys. Jamie began hands on : as we grow as a New Year's Resolution to do hands on kids activities with Henry when he was 2.5 years old. Read more about Jamie and her family. Follow Jamie on Google+ and Pinterest!