A Craft Project to Help the Children of Sandy Hook

Handmade Snowflake

Just found a great initiative for the children in Sandy Hook schools that you can work on with your children over the winter break from school.

Here are a few of the details as found on Facebook: Julie Levinson Ross posts:

When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. They encourage everyone to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 10, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA address below. Connecticut PTSA 60 Connolly Parkway Building 12, Suite 103 Hamden, CT 06514

Each snowflake will be a unique representation of the people who have been touched by the recent tragedy. So often, as we continue our day-to-day existence, just trying to stay above water, we want to help but other than sending donations – there doesn’t seem to be a real way to help.

Spending an afternoon with your children at the kitchen table with paper and scissors, glitter and crayons will not only give you an opportunity to share your love with the children of Sandy Hook as they try to resume their lives, but will also give you the opportunity to share the experience with your children.

No prior art experience is required as is evidenced by the example above. I think it needs some glitter, don’t you?

Here is a simple slide show set of snowflake instructions from Martha Stewart that will help you get started. Use construction paper or typing paper and your imagination. Then make sure you pop them in the mail so they arrive by January 10.