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Recycling paper: Snow in Summer, Toilet Roll Snowflakes

Green crafts, Kirigami, Making flower, Paper crafts, Recycle  |  September 9th 2011  |  0 Comment

It has been a hot one, this summer, hasn’t it? Soaring temperatures. Humidity levels comparable to a rain forest. I don’t know about you, but I could handle a break from it all. What we need, to be truthful, is a few flakes of the white stuff. Just to take the edge off… A wee little snowfall, hee hee! That would definitely do the trick!

Here’s what I’m doing…
Tutorial: Toilet Roll Snowflakes

Getting out my toilet paper rolls…

Flattening them out and marking them up…
And cutting them up into rings! So satisfying. I’m starting to cool off already!
Then I’m cutting up several little strips of box board to the same length as the circumference of my toilet paper roll rings…
And making some of these happy zigzaggy folded strips!..
I’m fitting one of the happy zigzaggy folded strips inside one toilet paper roll ring which makes one of these! And then I’m doing that again, many times…
Until I get this!

And then I paint them all white! It takes some effort… but I’m happy to do it!

Because once they are all white, I am placing them like this, gluing them all together on a sheet of tissue paper and creating something that looks vaguely familiar…

And finally, I’m letting all that glue dry, trimming off the excess tissue paper and getting what?
YES!!! I do believe it IS snowing! Well, what do you know… Sometimes wishes do come true.

Look at you now! You’re as cool as a cucumber!
That was the plan. :)
Have a great day!
Source: michelemademe.blogspot.com