Snowflake Craft for Kids

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The Winter holidays are coming and we need to celebrate the cooler temps, the jolly spirits, and the attitude of gratitude. This craft is creative and made with recycled materials. Take a look at this snowflake craft for kids to make and use to decorate the home or to give as a sweet homemade gift.

This is such a great craft to do during this time of the year because everyone is still excited about the cold weather! And if you’re looking for some fun activities for the kids to do during the winter break, put this at the top of your list.

Even if you live in an area where you don’t get any snow, you can still make your own snowflakes and have them spread around the house.

If you love this activity, you better check these Christmas Activities for Kids to get more ideas.

Snowflake Craft for Kids

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Snowflake Craft for Kids

As you’ll see in the directions below, you don’t have to have a ton of supplies to make these DIY snowflakes either. And sometimes, those are the best crafts there are!

Let the kids pick out the paint and glitter colors and have a blast. Just know ahead of time that there is going to be some glitter leftover but it’s all just part of the process.

Snowflake Craft for Kids

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Snowflake Craft for Kids Supplies

To make these Christmas snowflake crafts, you will need:

  • 2 empty toilet paper rolls per snowflake, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • tacky glue
  • acrylic paint in Winter colors (dark blue, light blue, light purple, white)
  • matching glitter (dark blue, light blue, silver, white, etc)
Snowflake Craft for Kids Glitter

To set up the snowflake crafts for kids to make and decorate, be sure to have the empty toilet paper rolls cut up into strips ahead of time because it takes a little bit.

I suggest having enough for two snowflakes for each kid. Each snowflake takes about 2 empty toilet paper rolls, so calculate accordingly.

Since snowflakes are unique, you can encourage kids to get creative and make their own design, unique, simple, beautiful. They can put the pieces together to form the snowflake they want. Then they can use tacky glue to glue the pieces together. Once it is completely dry, they can pick their favorite paint.

I used the dark blue and then I added white to make a different shade. I can also get the light purple and added a little bit of light blue to change the shade a bit. You can also have them paint the different pieces of the snowflake in patterns. Let them dry completely.

Snowflake Craft for Kids

3D Snowflake Crafts

The last step for these awesome snowflake crafts for kids is to add the glitter. On a paper plate, sprinkle some glitter. I used 4 different colors, so I used some paper plates.

You can put some tacky glue on the top the snowflakes with a paintbrush and then turn it upside-down on the plate to have the glitter stick. At the end, fold the paper plate and funnel it back into the glitter container.

Another option is to use the paintbrush to put the tacky glue on the snowflakes and then sprinkle the glitter on them. This also yields to using different color glitter on the same snowflake. They will turn out amazing!

Snowflake Craft for Kids

Use the snowflakes to decorate your mantle, dining room table or use ribbon to hang them grow doorknobs. My daughter did that and they look lovely!

Snowflake Craft for Kids

Snowflake Craft for Kids

Grab your supplies and start crafting some snowflakes.

Materials

  • 2 empty toilet paper rolls per snowflake, cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • tacky glue
  • acrylic paint in Winter colors (dark blue, light blue, light purple, white)
  • matching glitter (dark blue, light blue, silver, white, etc)

Instructions

    1. To set up the snowflake crafts for kids to make and decorate, be sure to have the empty toilet paper rolls cut up into strips ahead of time because it takes a little bit. Each snowflake takes about 2 empty toilet paper rolls, so calculate accordingly.
    2. Have kids make their own, unique, simple, and beautiful designs. They can put the pieces together to form the snowflake they want. Then they can use tacky glue to glue the pieces together.
    3. Once it is completely dry, they can pick their favorite paint. I used dark blue and then I added white to make a different shade. I can also get the light purple and added a little bit of light blue to change the shade a bit. You can also have them paint the different pieces of the snowflake in patterns. Let them dry completely.
    4. The last step for these awesome snowflake crafts for kids is to add glitter. On a paper plate, sprinkle some glitter. I used 4 different colors, so I used some paper plates. You can put some tacky glue on top of the snowflakes with a paintbrush and then turn it upside-down on the plate to have the glitter stick. In the end, fold the paper plate and funnel it back into the glitter container.
    5. Use the snowflakes to decorate your mantle, or dining room table, or use ribbon to hang them grow doorknobs. My daughter did that and they look lovely!

Thank you for checking out our Snowflake Craft for Kids post! I hope that you have fun and love the new decor that the kids make!

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