Wrapped Snowflake Christmas Ornament Craft Kit
great craft for class party
we found it easier to put the yarn on the sticks first then glue the sticks together. After allowing the sticks to dry a little we added the center yarn - each snowflake is unique so we didn't worry too much about how much it resembled the diagram. Wouldn't recommend for kids younger than 8.
December 23, 2011
Was a bit complicated to do as a classroom craft.
January 2, 2014
Good for class party with PREPWORK
After reading the reviews, I bought these based on looks and price. Snowflakes have 6 arms. That made there be enough sticks considering that some were broken or warped. I picked off the wood parts that were stuck in the indentations. Use a sharp blade so the wood doesn't splinter. Then, I hot glued them into a snowflake shape. You also want hot glue for the button. The 4th graders needed a lot of guidance. They liked trading the yarn for a 2 color effect. More yarn would have been nice.
January 1, 2014
Doing the instructions in this order was much easier: 4, 5, 1, 2, 3
I intended for these to be a quick craft project for kids ages 7-10. They were not quick! It took me a half hour and much frustration to make one. I rewrote the instructions included. It is much easier to wrap the short yarns around the sticks (in the square notches) first BEFORE gluing all of the sticks together to make the snowflake. Even if you were to glue them first and let them dry, you have to manipulate the sticks so much that the snowflake falls apart. Also after wrapping the short yarns, a dab of glue is needed to hold them in place, which should be done after the snowflake is assembled or there will be a mess. Maybe a fancier knot would help, but most of my knots came undone without glue.
December 26, 2013
Snow Flake Orienament
Great product but found to be a little time consuming for the event we had.
December 9, 2013
Cute idea, but needs improvement.
We could not get the yarn to stick with glue. I even tried super glue and it did not work well. Pipe cleaners would be perfect for this instead of yarn. We ended up tying the yarn in knots to hold it in place, which worked OK.
December 22, 2011
Needs just a few improvements
Makes a very cute kid-made ornament. There are so many strings of yarn and spokes of wood to work with, you are constantly moving the ornament around while making, so I would suggest these 3 improvements:
(1) I recommend tieing and gluing all of the yarn pieces, rather than just gluing. (2) providing instructions for a neat pattern for the interior yarn circle so that the finished product looks like the catalog picture. (3) Gluing the wood sticks together and then letting them dry before starting with the yarn.
November 29, 2011