So, Small Child was up throughout the night last night vomiting.
*Ya... that's definitely the first line I should write on my crafting blog... *
Which meant today was a sick day, stay home with Mama day, cuddle and do nothing day.
Have you ever tried to do nothing all day with a five year old? Don't do it unless you really want to test out your parenting skills. So very not awesome.
So I decided paper snowflakes (and a very lengthy You Tube playlist) were just the thing.
I used this paper folding technique at first... I am anal, and this produces a symmetrical 6 pointed snowflake. It proved too difficult for S.C. to cut though. Well, it was pretty hard for me to get much detail either!!
So I went searching for something simpler and found this technique instead. Much easier to cut. And boy, did
I realized that the folding needs to be done ahead of time though. She was cutting them up faster than I could get them folded. And it totally brings back memories of being a kid and being content to sit and cut these things for ever. Since when are kids not content to be still anymore??
Anyway, here's the mess
And this was with both of us cutting over the table, I had no idea until she dropped her scissors and I went to grab them that that much paper had ended up on the floor!