DIY Gum Snowflakes

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As the rain is falling outside right now, the temperatures are quickly dropping and it will soon be ice and then snow.  We are prepared to spend the better part of the next week or more at home.  The kids are eagerly awaiting the snowfall so they can get outside and play!  In the meantime we have been talking about the crafting that we can still do without electricity (as we are anticipating being without for 5-7 days).

Crafting is something that I enjoy doing, but so do my children.  When I was given the challenge to create something crafty with Extra Gum from Walmart, my mind went spinning.  The kids right away wanted to make snowflakes.  The colors of the wrappers and the gum both remind me of snowflakes we started experimenting.   After playing around with a few ideas, we all settled on this snowflake design.

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Materials needed:

  • Extra polar ice, spearmint, peppermint gum
  • Craft Sticks
  • Paint
  • Button
  • 6-8″ piece of ribbon

Directions

Gently cut off the four square edges of the gum so they are cut at an angle.  Repeat with six pieces of gum.

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Layout your gum how you would like your design to look.

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Place your craft sticks on top of the pieces of gum.  Using a hot glue gun, glue them in place.

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Carefully attach each piece of gum with hot glue.

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Attach your button to the center of the snowflake.

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Now decorate your snowflake with your paints.  I used puffy paint and found the glitter paint dried much faster.  Allow the paint to dry overnight.

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Glue the open end of the ribbon closed with hot glue and then attach it to the back center of craft stick.

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Now hang them in your windows and enjoy the smell of mint in the room!   My kids thought it was so wrong for me to glue the gum in place as they now couldn’t chew it!  I assured them we had purchased plenty of Extra sugar free gum that they could have each kind as we worked on our snowflakes.  Who said gum was only for chewing?

What creative way can you get crafty with gum?

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