How to make your own Christmas snowflakes
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Create snowflakes by arranging craft sticks painted with Resene testpots.
You will need:
- Craft iceblock sticks in two lengths; 6 longer craft sticks and 24 shorter length
- Ruler and pencil
- Hot glue gun
- Testpot brush
- Testpots in your choice of colours; we used Resene Half Pohutukawa and Resene Red Herring
Plan out your pattern. We used three patterns with two larger snowflakes and a smaller one. Mark the position of where to glue the shorter sticks on to the longer sticks. Glue two of the shorter sticks on to each side at about a 45 degree angle on each side. Repeat with the two other sticks. Repeat for all six of the longer sticks.
Glue each of the snowflake ‘arms’ together in the centre. Two sets of sticks should line up across from each other to create the three straight lines.
Paint in your chosen colours – we used Resene Half Pohutukawa and Resene Red Herring. One dry, arrange on the wall, using blu-tack. You could also paint the sticks before you arrange them.
NB: Smaller stars were made with two longer sticks glued together as a cross. Two smaller sticks were then glued on top in a cross pattern as well.
Resene Red Herring
Project Lisa Morton, Photography Bryce Carleton
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