It has turned rainy, grey, and dreary here so we have been making snow: one flake at a time. We started in art group last week and it continues to be a near daily experience. It is such a strangely satisfying activity for big and little hands...the cutting out and the thrill of opening each one to see what emerges. Our windows are now covered with flakes.
So here's our discovery: coffee filters make the best flakes. When my sister and I were younger, we would spend hours cutting similar flakes from typing paper. It's not so easy to find typing paper these days. We tried to make flakes a few weeks ago with computer paper and it was challenging because of the thickness. But coffee filters turn out to be perfect. They are thin but not prone to tearing like tissue paper. They are already circular. And if you want to try even larger flakes you can order these. We have the medium and large size which has been fun, but just regular sized, white, round coffee filters are perfect, too.