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Green Snowflakes

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Guests visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific during the holidays have noticed our beautiful snowflakes hanging throughout. They are always surprised to find out that they were made by staff and that they are easy to make yourself. Not only that, they are a great way to use up those old plastic six-pack rings!

What you will need:

  • 16 six-pack rings
  • stapler with staples
  • fishing line
  • scissors to cut line

Step 1: Place two six-pack rings face to face. Staple (as in the diagram) together. Make 8 “sets” of two.

Step 2: Take the top two rings of the six-pack rings on top and pull them together and staple. Do the same to the rings at the bottom on the same six-pack rings.

Turn set over and repeat.

Step 3: Join one “set” to another with a staple in the center ring. Turn over and repeat a single staple in center ring on the underside.

After all eight sets are joined - form a ring and staple the first and last sets (on both upper and lower sides) together.

Step 4: Stand on a flat surface and gently press the outer edges (which would be the top when you have the ring standing) down and the snowflake should appear.

Take a short length of fishing line and weave it through the center spokes of the snowflake. Draw monofilament tightly and tie off. Turn snowflake over and repeat process.

Attach monofilament to one spoke of snowflake and you’re ready to hang it!

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Friday, December 19, 2008 04:29 PM

Wow ! I was wondering how to make them. Now I know, and I’ll be able to take care of two things at the same time: clean up the environment and improve my own home Christmas environment. THANK YOU!  (Val)

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Thursday, January 08, 2009 10:01 AM

I can’t wait to introduce this green and beautiful project to my students!

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