Cupcake Liner Snowflakes for Sandy Hook Elementary

The PTA leaders of all of the schools in Newtown, PA are requesting our help in supporting the families whose lives were turned upside down after last Friday’s tragedy. If you’re looking for a way to show sympathy and encouragement for this community, here is a project that is in need of support. It is a perfect activity for the entire family, or for any individual who’d like to help.

Welcome Students to a Winter Wonderland!

When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible.

Yesterday the kids and I made snowflakes from white and silver cupcake liners. So simple, fun, and also meaningful! It was the perfect setting to talk with my kids about the event that happened and it was a sweet way to spend time together- which is what this tragedy has really made me want to be better at.

To make these snowflakes, fold the cupcake liner in eighths (in half and then in half again and then in half one more time). Cut some shapes on the folded/outer edge only. When you open it up, you’ll have a pattern that is repeated all over the cupcake liner. My kids thought this was magical, and I hope the students at Sandy Hook see the magic in them too! You can use this method for any circle shaped medium- scrapbook paper, coffee liners, foil, parchment paper, tissue paper, cardstock etc. We made a nice little stack of snowflakes, tied them up with some twine and we put a little note on them telling the recipient where they came from to show how far this effort has spread.

Want to get your family involved?

Simply make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to the following address:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

Please feel free to share this idea with your friends to help spread the word.

Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. says

    Steph, thanks for sharing this idea. I am going to pass it on to our PTO here and hope kids in Colorado will get involved. What a nice way to let kids help other kids. We’ll be making these at our house for sure.

  2. says

    I just heard about this from a friend of mine and am going to be doing it with my kids after we flly home. Thanks for sharing the idea. There are going to be so many snowflakes! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. says

    What a wonderful idea. If you don’t mind, I would love to repost this on my blog and spread the word! I love getting the kids involved and where my kids know about it and are concerned, I feel like this will help them feel like they are helping! Thanks for posting this!

  4. Jill says

    I have tried many times to PIN this but the post will only show up in my folder and not on the main board in Pinterest. The picture is not showing once it is posted.

    • says

      Isn’t everything you read online true? :) Ha ha ha! I haven’t personally verified this, but word is spreading fast so the PTA is going to be getting quite a few snowflakes in the next little while and they’ll have to find something to do with them if these plans are phony! :)

  5. says

    From Connecticut… Thank you for thinking of the children of Newtown. My nephew lives in newtown with his family and there were a few anxious moments on that fateful morning, but his children go to another school. How thankful we are but the heaviness we felt. There are still streams of cars going into Newtown to pay tribute. My nephew and I painted angels on 26 canvasses. Thank you for helping. I didn’t know about the snowflakes. I’ll make some also with my family. Blessed Christmas. Linda

  6. says

    I just put the word out on my social media. I’m also cutting out snowflakes from coffee liners and scrapbook paper. Thanks. Linda