"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Star Wars Snowflakes

 My oldest son (21) is in the Air Force and wasn't able to join us for Christmas for the first time ever this year.  It was sad, but at the same time, we are incredibly proud of him and know this is just a part of growing up.  He had recently been stationed to a new base, so he didn't have a large group of friends who he could spend Christmas with.  I was pretty sad about that.  We didn't want him to feel like he was left out or forgotten at Christmas, so we sent him a care package full of wrapped gifts - mostly little things like gum and homemade peanut brittle, as well as a couple bigger gift cards.  In the package I sent these snowflakes I made.  They are Star Wars figures.  Now I haven't even seen Star Wars, and can pretty much guarantee you I will die happily never having seen it.  But he likes it, and that's what matters.  And besides, it was fun to make the snowflakes.  I found the idea on Pinterest, as well as the print outs, so all I had to do was cut away the grey parts.  He liked them and now I'm going to make more (different characters) to send to him.

For those of you who care, this is Boba Fett...

 Darth Vader (the only one I recognized).

And these are Clone troopers. 

I wouldn't say these were easy to make - be sure you have a really sharp exacto knife if you try this, and good scissors that can cut through several layers of paper.  After seeing these, my sweet husband picked up a fancy 13-piece precision knife set (like exacto knives, but with several different shaped blades) from Harbor Freight for me while he was out spending his Christmas cash in Colorado.  Now I definitely have to make more of these!  I'm wishing I had some more flimsy computer paper though.  Mine is plenty stiff for this project.