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:
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.