Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Tradition: Paper Snowflakes

I love paper snowflakes! And I found the neatest way to make paper snowflakes on Pinterest.

Who knew that coffee filters could be used to make the coolest looking snowflakes!

Since we have been hosting Compassion Sponsor Letter Writing Nights at our home, I thought it would be fun to make a bunch of snowflakes to send to our sponsored kids. We all made a lot of snowflakes that night!

They all turned out so pretty!

I have been reading about different things that sponsors send their kids over at the Our Compassion web site. (Our Compassion is like Facebook for Compassion sponsors, lots of great ideas being shared over there!) So I decided to put together a folder of snow items for our sponsored kids. Here are some things that I found:

On the front of the manila folder, I glued on blue paper, colored the snowman, and added paper punched snowflakes.

On the inside left of the folder, I pasted the instructions on how to make the snowflakes, as well as a pocket to hold some coffee filters so the child can make their own snowflakes.

On the inside right of the folder, I found images of snowflakes online taken by Snowflake Bentley, and a photograph from our recent trip to Yosemite with snow on the ground.

Inside the folder, I added this paper I found at Michael's in the dollar section, as well as:

the printable of the snowman from the front cover for the child to be able to decorate on their own.

This is the first time we have put together something like this for our Compassion kids. With the new online letter writing tool, I am not sure how many sponsors will continue to put together folders like this for their children. I sure had fun putting these together and am already thinking of other folder ideas to share with our Compassion kids! I pray these folders are a blessing to them when they receive them!


  1. You totally stole my post for next week over at Compassion Family!! I guess great minds think alike : )

    I have the same paper from Michaels and I have been making snowflakes from coffee filters!! When I do write the post, I will like back to this one.

  2. @Jill, I can't wait to see what you put together! Thank you for being such an inspiration to me as a sponsor and an advocate with Compassion! :o)

  3. What great ideas! I can't get to it until after Christmas, but I look forward to doing it. Do you think it maters that it will take awhile to get to them?

    Will you please pray, Yvonne, for one of our Compassion boys, David? His parents have removed him from the program. He is 15. I don't have any more information about why he was removed. My heart is heavy, but I know God sees him and cares for him. Thank you.

  4. @Jacqueline, if you are willing to take the time to do something like this for your kids, I know they will appreciate it no matter when they are received! :o)

    Yes, I will pray for David and his family. It is one of the most important things we can be doing for these kids. God has blessed us with the ability to pray for others and He knows David's situation. Rest in that knowledge...

  5. I love your snowflake idea! I had planned to put together a similar packet for my kids and I will definitely be incorporating the coffee filter snowflakes! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. @Emily, you are welcome! I love that so many sponsors and advocates are so willing to share their ideas to bless the children that have blessed our lives!

    My daughter even made some of the snowflakes and put them on one of the walls in her room. Looks so wintery in there!

  7. I don't drink coffee, but I may have to buy some filters at some point here. Great idea :)

  8. @teresadawn, we don't own a coffee pot, but I always have coffee filters around for crafts. They come in pretty handy!

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