As another round of snow begins to fall, now seems like the appropriate time for our Cardboard Lacing Snowflakes craft!
Yarn has to be one of my favorite materials to craft with. And it shows. We’ve done quite a bit with yarn over the years. One of our most popular posts here is our Cardboard Lacing Hearts. We also have Cardboard Lacing Cotton Tails, our Cardboard Roll Yarn Wrapped Bears, and many more yarn crafts, too.
To make our Cardboard Lacing Snowflakes you will need cardboard. We used the pieces of a regular shipping box. You will also need yarn in assorted winter colors like blue and white. The rest of the supplies include a single hole paper punch, clear tape, and scissors.
Cardboard Lacing Snowflakes
- Yarn – blue, white, etc.
- Single hole paper punch
- Clear tape
Begin by gathering your cardboard.
Cut a circle from the cardboard. We used the rim of a cereal bowl to make our circles.
Starting on one side, cut a small slit. Then cut a slit on the other side directly across from it. Cut another slit on a 3rd side, then directly across. And cut slits in between those 4 slits, as well. In all, you should have 8 slits.
Now punch holes in between the slits, as far in as the paper punch will allow.
Take a long strand of yarn and tuck one end in one of the slits. Continue wrapping around the slits. We wrapped each slit twice.
Now, bring the yarn from the last slit through a punched hole. Go through the hole, then in the slit. And go from the slit to the next hole. The video below will show the process more clearly.
Apply a small piece of tape to the end of the yarn to keep from fraying while lacing.
Once finished lacing the snowflake, tape the end of the yarn to the back of the cardboard. Trim away the excess.
And continue making more snowflakes with different shades of yarn.
Now that’s my kind of snow. Not cold, not slippery, and doesn’t wind up a slushy mess.
Need more ideas to spend an afternoon in the warmth when it’s too cold outside? Be sure to check out the rest of our winter crafts at Our Kid Things!