Last year, I saw that my friend and her family decided to make all of January a month to celebrate “bobunk.” They just decided that having a month in the middle of winter with no holidays was no longer acceptable. This is my version of that. Introducing…The Snowflake Box.
This is how it works. Every day that is a “snowflake day,” we’ll take this box down from the shelf and kids will get to take turns opening it. Inside there will be a felt representation of whatever fun activity we’re going to do that day. Whether it’s pizza, popcorn, a hot chocolate tea party, a campfire, baking or sledding (represented by a penguin). We won’t do it every day, so I have the flexibility that I need, but hopefully this can bring some spice into January and February.
Jon saw me working on these and said, “Wow, you’re stitching the felt? No hot glue this time.” That’s right. These are for the snowflake box. That means they’re special.
Even if this only lasts one year, it’s been so fun to come up with and make. To make the box, I just got a wooden one from the craft store, stained it and then used a stencil to spray paint the snowflake on top.
Happy Winter – and January!