Last week we had our first big snowfall, and since then my kids have been in winter heaven. There’s just something so magical about the first big snowfall when everything is a winter wonderland. I shared on Instagram how we used black card stock to catch snowflakes to get a closer look, and a few mentioned that they hadn’t ever tried this before, so I thought it would be fun to share here. It’s really quite simple, but it’s amazing every time we do it.
All you need is black card stock to do this…and snowflakes, of course. Next time it snows where you live, hold up a piece of black card stock for the snowflakes to land. The card stock paper needs to be as cold or colder than the snow. If it’s warm or room temperature the snowflakes will melt too fast. To make it colder, you could briefly leave it in your freezer or you could just hold it up in the winter air for a few minutes, this is what we did.
Here’s what you’ll see…the most beautiful tiny little detailed snowflakes. Here are the few I captured with just my iPhone, no iPhone attachments were used. After you have taken some pictures, you can zoom and crop the photos afterwords like I did here.
Looking at snowflakes up close like this really makes you stop and think about what a beautiful world we live in. It’s also a great way to talk with your kids about how just like every single snowflake is unique and different, so are we as people here on the earth.
Next time it snows where you live, you’ll have to try this. It’s fun for everyone. I’d love to know, have you tried this before?