Wednesday, December 26, 2012

26 Heart Snowflake for Project Snowflake

I have posted a couple different projects for the victims of Sandy Hook and now I am taking part in one more: Project Snowflake! The idea is to welcome the kids of Sandy Hook back to school with a winter wonderland of handmade snowflakes.

 I have come up with a special snowflake to honor the 20 Beautiful children and 6 heroic teachers that lost their lives in the senseless shooting that took place in their school on Dec. 14, 2012. This is a 26 heart snowflake. You will see 6 larger hearts that represent the wonderful teachers who selflessly and heroically protected their students by hiding the children and taking the bullets for them. And 20 smaller hearts that represent the innocent, beautiful and brave children who were taken from this world too soon. All 26 will always be in our hearts.

Here is how to make this snowflake:

1. Start with a piece of standard 8.5x11 printer paper
2. Fold one of the corners up so the edges of the paper meet.
3. Cut off the extra paper at the top.
4. Fold one of the corner up again. You will now have a smaller triangle.
5. Fold one corner over about 60 degrees.
6. Fold the other corner over the previous piece.
7. Cut off the extra paper sticking out of the top.
8. Cut out your snowflake pattern. 
You will cut three half heart shapes from the folded edge, a triangle and half heart from the right edge, and a slight triangle shape from the top (just to give it a little shape).

Now start opening the snowflake up (just two flaps open so it looks like the first of these two pictures). Cut another half heart (upside down) in the bottom right edge near the point. These will be the two small hearts in the middle of your snowflake.

Open it up and now you are done!

On December 14, the peace and innocence of Newtown, Connecticut was shattered and 26 people lost their lives, 20 of which were dear, sweet children. I have no words ...

Now the students and faculty of Sandy Hook Elementary School are preparing to begin classes again in a new location. To ease their return, the Connecticut PTSA has organized The Snowflake Project to create a winter wonderland in their new school.

I think this is a wonderful idea and I am so happy to be able to do something ... anything ... to help. So who is with me? Let's get the word out and give these kids a gorgeous snowy wonderland to welcome them to their new school and to show them that we care.

So grab the button, spread the word, and get creating ... And make sure to come back on 1/9 for a Project Snowflake linky party.

Here are the details ...

They are asking for everyone to make and send snowflakes for them to hang around the school. Their only request is that the snowflakes have no words on them ... think bright, and sparkly, and happy, and magical ...

Snowflakes are to be sent by January 12, 2013 to:

Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

You can check out the CT PTA website or Sandy Children Help on Facebook for more information or updates. They are also putting together a photo album of the snowflakes; you can send photos to Please include a note to let them know where the snowflakes are coming from (school, grade or age, town etc). 

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  1. Just cut my first. Wonderful idea. Thank you. Regena in TN.

  2. What a nice thougt and beatiful snowflake

  3. What a special did you ever figure that out?!

  4. I'm crocheting mine .....cause I don't know how to do this beautiful ones.Beautiful snowflake.:0)

  5. I love the hearts! Great snowflake, Sarah!

  6. I like your snowflake so much! Gonna make some and put it in envelopes together with my new year's greeting cards... thanks for sharing!
    ps. i just started my own blog (by yesterday :P) there's not much yet but maybe you want to have a look... :) I like all of your crafts a lot, I've made your baby booties already but didn't take a photo of them yet.

  7. Sarah, if you ever go to the City Museum in St Louis be sure to check out the snowflake books in the gift store. Many days the author is there giving lessons. They are so cool! I bought one on our visit and sent money with my daughter for my second book when she went with her school. She incorporates flowers, animals, just about everything.

  8. I just ran into this post... EVERY ONE OF YOUR PROJECTS ARE WONDERFUL!!! This was a wonderful idea and I hope that you had much success!! I hope that I can continue to follow your ideas in a timely fashion, not like this post, a day late and a dollar short. Thank you for being soooo wonderful! Keep up the good work!