Thursday, 15 December 2016

Ora Snowflakes

When I was sent a pack of Ora Kitchen Towels I  instantly fell in love with them, not only are they soft and absorbent and as good as any kitchen towel on the market, they are also round! Why has no-one thought of this before? They come in a stack of cones and are easily picked off with one hand, no more tearing a sheet off.

The kids were fascinated by these round kitchen towels so we came up with some fun activities for them. These are two activities which tie together to make:

Pretty Snowflakes

First we decided to colour our Ora kitchen towels, but we wanted them quite light and pastel like.

 1.Take a sheet of Ora and open it flat


2. About 10cm from the centre of the sheet draw a circle with a felt pen or marker, it doesn't have to be perfect.

3. Fold the Ora in half and then in half again, then in half once more.





4. Put water in a glass until the bottom of the folded sheet just touches it. 



Wait until the water seeps through the sheet to reach the outer edge.

video


Take out of the water and leave to dry.

The kids loved watching the water make the colour run to the edges of the paper sheet, and we all loved the lovely pastel effect it left behind.

Part Two:

  1. When the sheets are dry fold them in half and then in half again, then in half once more.
  2. Snip little shapes out of the sides of your folded sheets
  3. Open it back out to see your pretty snowflake pattern.
  4. Hang it on the tree or stick it to a window for a Christmas decoration if you wish.

We had such fun making these snowflakes. I want to share a little video with you. I have three You Tube obsessed kids and they went into full YouTube mode while I was recording. The problem was having all three kids at the same time so the background noise was terrible and I had to cut the video down to less than half the time and add some music. Also, Daddy insisted on having some sports program on the TV in the background! So, please watch (it's only 5 mins) and enjoy our very unprofessional You Tube tutorial.





Disclosure: I was sent a pack of Ora to use but I was not asked to write anything. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Ora Kitchen Towels are available to purchase from Tesco stores and retail at around £1.90. You can also buy plastic bases for your towels in different colours.
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