A friend shared a beautiful winter craft idea with me. It can be found on this Russian blog: the wonderful photos are pretty self-explanatory.
I was initially attracted to this winter craft, because of how simple it looked. You get a branch from the outside, paint it white, roll white play dough or salt dough into balls. Get a bunch of Q-tips, cut one of their cotton edges off with scissors . Dip the q-tips in glue and then roll them in glitter ( or just paint them white.) Let the q-tips dry and later stick them onto the play dough balls. Place the balls on the branch. That’s it!
… But now the real problems start. Our branch would not stay put! You need a base for flower arrangement to hold the branch in place (the Russian blog used it.) I ended up sticking the branch in a pile of play dough and supporting the thing with a fork, stuck in play dough, until my play dough hardened.
The verdict? If you can get the thing to stand, it’s a gorgeous fun winter craft.
The original blog’s composition was artsy-pretty and they used a blue bird to top it off with and give the white piece some color. Ours is tailored to toddler’s artistic ability, so it may not be the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen, but we had fun!
Let me know if you make this winter craft. I want to see your version of it!