Sunday, November 1, 2009

Snowflake Ornament ~ Recycled Foam Food Trays

Snowflake Ornament

Recycle your white Styrofoam food trays into these whimsical and beautiful snowflakes. This craft is for adults only.

Items Needed:
1 - Exacto Knife and cutting board
1 - White foam food tray per ornament
1 - pattern from the the Internet (see below) You will need Computer, Internet Access and paper
1 - piece of scotch or clear tape
1 - white glue
1 - piece of scrap paper
1 - blue glitter
1 - needle and white thread
1 - scissors

Pattern: Snowflake (Copy image to a Word document and reduce to 3 1/2 inches in diameter, print on white paper, and cut a circle around the snowflake pattern) Do not cut the exact pattern out yet.

Step 1: Wash and dry your foam trays. You can sterilize them by placing them on the top shelf of your dishwasher.

Step 2: Print and cut out your pattern (just cut a round edge around the snowflake pattern.

Step 3: Place a small piece of scotch tape on the back of the pattern and tape to the inside of the foam tray.

Step 4: With your exacto knife, carefully and gently cut on the pattern. When you are done. Remove the paper pattern, and gently go over the cuts to gently remove the snowflake from the tray.

Step 5: Place your cut snowflake onto a piece of scrap paper. Take your white glue and make lines in any pattern onto the top of the snowflake.

Step 6: Sprinkle with blue glitter (or other color of your choice). Gently knock the excess glitter off onto the paper. Fold your paper in half and carefully pour your glitter back into the container it came from.

Step 7: Allow the ornament to dry and make a hanger by threading you needle and gently pushing it through one edge of the snowflake. Tie string ends into a knot.

ENJOY! Make Your Holidays Special!

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