Especially in December, I think it's important to give schoolwork a bit of variation....if nothing more than to grab the waning attention of the students!
I was making snowflakes using coffee filters with my daughter. She cut out all the sides and it was breathtaking when she opened up the snowflake. I wanted her to show me exactly how she did it! So, she obliged and this is what her coffee filter looked like before she opened it up.