Before Christmas I found the coolest Intructable about how to make super fancy snowflakes. So being one for a challenge, I gave them a try. I asked Alex what kind of a snowflake he wanted, and he said a snowman. So Snowflake#1, The Snowman:
Not bad for the first attempt.
Next I made one for Ella. The Hearts:
And see her name in there? Pretty cool, huh?
Then I asked the kids what I should put in daddy's snowflake. Ella voted for stars and Alex for a runner. So here is daddy's Homestar Runner snowflake:
It's not really Homestar Runner, and if you know who Homestar Runner is without clicking the link above, you've earned some extra points in my book. But I couldn't resist the runner/star connection. Anyways....
Later I was showing the in-laws how to make snowflakes and I made another one for Alex:
This one was tricksy. Trains and names. Phew!
I also made a bunch of snowflakes as the gift tags for my sister's family's gifts, but somehow I never got photos of them. They had guitars and princesses and hearts and Christmas trees and 2008's. So I've had fun making these and plan on doing them again next year. They're really not that hard, so bookmark that Instructable and give it a shot next year!