Time Required :
About an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

kids' clothespin snowflake ornament

Step 1
ADULT: Pull apart a clothespin by gently twisting its legs away from each other, until one pops loose from the metal spring. Remove the metal spring from the second leg and set both pieces aside.
 
Repeat to pull apart five more clothespins. Discard the metal springs. 
Step 2
Use the same technique to pull apart six of a smaller size of clothespins. Discard the metal springs.
 
TIP: To make larger snowflakes, use the large and mini clothespins. To make smaller snowflakes, use the mini and tiny clothespins. 
Step 3
Glue two of the longer clothespin legs together with their outer (longer) sides pressed together. This is the first arm of the snowflake. Repeat to make five more arms, for six total. Let dry.
 
Repeat the previous step to make six arms from the smaller size of clothespins. Let dry. 
Step 4
Cover one side of a wood circle with glue and arrange the clothespin arms on top to form a six-pointed snowflake. Make sure that the head of each clothespin is on the wood circle.
 
TIP: Use a larger wood circle for larger snowflakes, and smaller wood circle to make smaller snowflakes. Let the snowflakes dry. 
Step 5
Apply glue to each snowflake’s tips and use your finger to spread it out a bit. Cover the tips with glitter and let dry.
 
TIP: Place a piece of paper underneath the snowflakes before glittering. You can fold the paper to pour the glitter back into its container. 
Step 6
Glue a smaller snowflake on top of a larger snowflake, arranging the arms so that they alternate instead of overlapping. Let dry.
 
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