UPDATE: Sandy Hook is literally snowed under with snowflakes! Due to the great response, they are not accepting any more donations!
Go here for up-to-date information about the Sandy Hook snowflake drive and other ways to help: http://www.ctpta.org/SANDY-HOOK-FUND.html
There are no words to express the deep and collective sorrow over the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week.
But there is a little something we can do to let the Sandy Hook families know we care, and brighten the lives of those children who survived: let’s heed the Connecticut Parent-Teacher-Student Association’s request to fill the school with paper snowflakes. Their goal is to create a winter wonderland for the students returning to school after the holidays.
Make and send your snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to:
Snowflakes for Sandy Hook
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514
Here is how to make a paper snowflake:
- Start with a piece of square paper — plain white paper, origami paper and newspaper, any paper as long as it’s not too thick.
- Fold your square in half diagonally.
- Fold your triangle in half again diagonally.
- Fold paper in thirds … one side to the front, the other to the back. This part is tricky, so you might want to check out the video below.
- Trim the extra piece of paper off the end of your small triangle.
- Around the outside of your triangle, cut your designs — circles, squares, triangles, squiggles … anything goes.
- Unfold your paper and look at your masterpiece.
This video is helpful:
- How Your PTA Can Help Sandy Hook (camarillocouncilpta.wordpress.com)