We found this adorable book, Diamond in the Snow by Jonathan Emmett, at the library today and it's an instant favorite. It's the story of a little mole who awakens mid-winter to find his woodland covered in snow. While out exploring he discovers a diamond and he is amazed by it as it changes like magic within his hands. His woodland friends explain that it actually an icicle and show him a big tree covered with tons of icicles. That tree inspired our craft.
We started out by making a tree. Eva cut strips of brown paper and glued them onto a sheet of blue.
(She was singing to herself while cutting- love it!)
Then she squirted blobs of white glue along the branches.
To make the icicles, Eva tipped the paper and watched as the glue ran down the page. When it looked like icicles she set the paper back down.
Then came the fun part- glitter! She sprinkled glitter all over the glue and then we set the picture aside to dry.
Once dry we hung it up and admired the beautiful, diamond-like icicles.