Christmas Advent Book & Activity - Day 22

Advent Day 22: Ollie's Ski Trip and glittery foil icicles

Book: Ollie's Ski Trip by Elsa Beskow
Activity: Glittery Foil Icicles

I know many of you are fans of Elsa Beskow's so I am sure you
will enjoy this story and her charming illustrations. Ollie gets skis
for his birthday and has adventures with Jack Frost and other winter-
time characters. To get an idea of Elsa Beskow's talent do an image
search for her on google (or click here) with your feet up and
a cup of tea; you won't regret it.

Glittery Foil Icicles Tutorial


clear glue preferred or glue
• aluminum foil
fine glitter preferred or regular glitter in silvers, golds, and pale blues
• ornament hook
• scissors for cutting foil

Step 1: Cut a piece of foil that is about 6" long and 4 1/2" wide
at the top narrowing to 3" wide at the bottom (don't worry too
much about measurements, this can be eyeballed).

Step 2: Squish the foil lengthwise, then roll between your palms
(like making a snake with play-doh). One end should be sharpish
and the other end flatten between your fingers.

Step 3: Apply glue all over the icicle.

Step 4: Cover icicle with fine glitter and tap it off.

Step 5: Pierce flattened end of icicle with sharp scissors and
attach the ornament hook; fold over the foil and squish
foil and hook end together.

These look so beautiful in clusters so make a lot!

via Bella Dia

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