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Wed, Dec 02, 2020

Jamie Keil

Jamie Keil - Catalizadora de Creatividad

Wishy Wonderland: December Community Craft

Around this time of year, the MAH is usually filled to the brim with festive cheer and well wishes for our usual December First Friday Event. We would have an interactive snowflake art installation called Wishy Wonderland, a shoppable teen art market, a live band in Abbott Square, twinkle lights, hot drinks, smiles, and warm fuzzy feelings. While this year a lot of holiday traditions may look different, let's bring the MAH festivities to your home with your own DIY Wishy Wonnderfland craft! Put on your fuzzy socks, grab a warm beverage of your choice, and settle in as we all set our sights on 2021 with an easy at-home community craft.

How to Make a Wishy Wonderland

How to Make a Wishy Wonderland


1. Write Down Your Wishes for the New Year

Cut out 6 small rectangles from one sheet of paper. On each small piece of paper write: I WISH… Then write &/or draw each piece with one wish you have. Your wishes can be about you, others, your community, or even the world! Think about this a bit before you write it down. Keep those wishes off to the side for now.

Snowflake cuts

2. Make Paper Snowflakes

From a blank piece of paper cut your piece of paper into a square. Fold a square piece of paper in half diagonally. Fold the triangle this makes in half. Fold this smaller triangle into thirds and cut the top flaps off. Sketch a partial snowflake design and cut it out. Unfold your snowflake. Ta-da!

OR Use a Template

We love the templates from They also have some great snowflake coloring sheets and if you don’t like intricate cutting, just color these then cut a circle around the snowflakes and add a hole so you can hang them.

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3. Hang it Up!

Tie one piece of string, twine, floss, ribbon, whatever you have on hand to each wish and one piece of string to each snowflake. Use something circular - maybe an embroidery hoop or even a hula hoop- tie your wishes and snowflakes to it so they hang down. You can also use what you have on hand, a hanger even works! Add some string to the snowflaked item and tie it somewhere to hang it up. Feel the wintering wishes making you all cozy inside.

Near Downtown Santa Cruz? Stop by our outdoor exhibition, Community is Collective Care, to pick up FREE wishy wonderland creativity kits to help get you started.

Holiday crafts

Bright lights and sparkly decor can really boost your mood, and I know I seriously need it this year. Luckily, you don’t need to break the bank to boost your decoration game.

There are tons of DIY winter and holiday crafts that appeal to all ages. We have put together for you a WINTER CRAFTS PINTEREST BOARD, with links for DIY winter crafts such as wreath making, toilet paper tube gnomes, and a winter wonderland chess set! We hope you have a creative, festive and safe holiday season this year. If you want to share anything you crafted, please tag @santacruzmah or send me an email! Happy Holidays & Happy Crafting!