Winter has finally arrived and we have had our share of snow this last week.  Whether the kids like to play in the snow or stay inside, Snowflake Bentley written by Jaqueline Briggs Martin and Illustrated by Mary Azarian is a book you will want to share with them.  


Snowflake Bentley tells the true story of Wilson Bentley, the world famous snowflake authority.  Bentley was born in 1865 on a farm in Jericho, Vermont.  He loved to photograph snow and snowflakes.  Most of all he loved to share his love of snow and snowflakes with others.  Snowflake Bentley is a heartfelt story about a man who was not interested in money.  He was only interested in sharing his passion about snowflakes.  

This beautiful snowflake craft may require assistance from an adult.  You child will love the snowflake he has when he is finished.  



  1. Pipe cleaner (One pipe cleaner for each snowflake you want to make)
  2. Beads (Any color)
  3. Scissors



  • Cut two equal lengths from the pipe cleaner and one length a little longer than the two (this will be the top loop)
  • Twist the pipe cleaners together so you have a six pointed snowflake arms with one slightly longer than the others (see example in picture above)
  • Thread  bead tightly onto the snowflake arms, leaving enough room on the longer arm to make a loop for hanging.
  • At the end of each arm bend the extra length of pipe cleaner to the back of the snowflake

You are finished.  Make several snowflake to have in your home or give to friends.




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