I prepared a few examples the night before, pre-folded a few coffee filters (the very coffee filters that I nearly misbought in Walmart back in November ) and remembered to put a Z1-friendly scissors in my bag. Organised, I was.
Combining cake, crafts, crumbs and coffee in a cafe called Coffee Culture with children was a little chaotic (and alliterative). See.
|Attempted snipping, our|
favourite one, cake remnants,
and coloured in snowflake
All that and Z1 decided that she couldn't do it. I am not sure why as she does cutting out quite well, usually. It may have been that she was very tired - I handed over two rather cranky, tired Zeds when the time came for me to skedaddle to my meeting.
She did like the idea, though, and decided she would join in by colouring the filters before I cut them. The fact that the only colouring implement we had to hand was a blue biro did not put her off. So here they are - cut by me and one coloured by her. The nice thing about this is that the more I did, the more I wanted to do as I figured out what looked pretty. And coffee filters come in packs of hundreds. And we don't even have a coffee machine to use them up. I may just wallpaper the house with snowflakes.
|Coffee filter snowflakes|
Credit where credit is due: There are a lot of versions of this kicking about the internet but I found this via Pinterest from Heart of Wisdom (direct link to blog post up above in my post)