Celebrate winter with these stunning snowflake crafts for kids! Each one is more beautiful than the next, and there’s something for all ages!
It’s winter in the Northern Hemisphere of the planet, and some people were lucky enough to witness a white Christmas. I admit, I wasn’t among them, living in India, but how I wish I was!
There’s something magical about snow, and especially snowflakes. Maybe it’s the fact that they’re so perfectly symmetrical, or maybe that they’re so unique – it is said that no two snowflakes are alike. Or it simply may be the fact that they’re so delicate – it makes them all the more special.
Snowflakes have intrigued and inspired people for centuries, and people have done loads of research on them. Check out the work of Wilson Alwyn Bentley – he photographed thousands of snowflakes under the microscope and the result is gorgeous!
On that note, we’ve got something just as stunning for you today – snowflake crafts! Here is a collection of the most beautiful snowflake crafts that kids can make with simple materials and little effort. There’s something suitable for every age group here, so get ready to create some prettiness!
20 Stunning Snowflake Crafts for Kids
The texture of coffee filters makes them perfect for watercolor projects and we particularly love this one from One Little Project. Those colorful snowflakes are so pretty!
There can’t be an easier way to make a snowflake than this project! All you need are Popsicle sticks to make the basic shape and then you can stick on buttons, gems or embellishments as per your wish!
If you’ve tried out science activities that involve making crystals, you’ll find this project from Growing up Gabel a breeze to make! We can’t get over how gorgeous those snowflakes look!
If you’d like to make some beautiful snowflakes without too much effort, this project from the Kids Craft Room is perfect. All you need to do is download and print the free template and follow the instructions and you’re done!
Homemade Ginger has an easy craft for little kids that involves Q-tips in an interesting technique. Is it just me, or do they look like little chocolate discs? Sure to send you craving some chocolate!
Here’s a great activity to build concentration and fine motor skills. Let kids take some time to practice lacing a snowflake on a place piece of card before trying it out on the actual card.
If you need another fine motor activity for younger kids, this one from Crafts on Sea is perfect! Hand them some paper to tear up and scrunch, and then stick on to a blank snowflake template. Easy and fuss-free!
Can you believe these snowflakes are made from clothespins? Our Kid Things shows us how easy it is to create some truly stunning works of art from everyday household objects.
If you’ve got some branches or twigs leftover from your fall walks, use them to make this simple project from Buggy and Buddy. This craft is also a good way to inspire kids to go out and hunt for twigs, if the weather permits.
If you’d like something a little more sophisticated and challenging, we’d recommend this quilled paper snowflake craft. Those quilling swirls lend themselves beautifully to the snowflake shape and you can get as creative as you like with it.
If you’re still in the holiday mood and want to deck up your place, try making these ornaments from Projects with Kids. This project uses many techniques, including watercolor resist art.
Got pipe cleaners? Then you have everything you need to make these simple snowflakes! The Best Ideas for Kids gives us detailed instructions on how to bend pipe cleaners to create these pretty snowflake shapes in no time.
Is there anything you can’t make with paper rolls? No, as Woli Creations will have you believe! Gather all the cardboard tubes from your toilet rolls and put them to good use by making this lovely snowflake art.
Coffee filters make the background for this beautiful craft from I Heart Crafty Things. You can do this craft even if you don’t have the appropriately shaped pasta – all you need are a few embellishments that aren’t too heavy.
Oh So Savvy Mom has the simplest snowflake craft ever for preschoolers. All you need is paper – it doesn’t even have to be blue! Let the kids arrange the strips in any way they like – don’t worry about symmetry at this point.
If you’d like to take your simple pipe cleaner snowflake to the next level, The DIY Mommy shows you how to go about it. Gather some colorful glass or plastic beads for a completely customized, one of a kind snowflake ornament.
We love this project from Arty Crafty Kids – it’s great for kids to learn new art techniques and practice them using seasonal motifs. This would go great with this collection of Winter Art Projects for Kids.
Don’t these window clings from One Little Project look super pretty? And they’re deceptively simple to make as well! You can make them in just white or go ahead and make them in all colors of the rainbow.
19. Doily Snowflakes
Doilies are pretty by themselves and seem to be the perfect thing to use when making snowflakes. Kitchen Table Classroom shows us how to go about transforming a bland white doily into a beautiful watercolor snowflake craft.
Got a puzzle that’s missing several pieces? No problem, you can use the remaining pieces to make this fun snowflake ornament from That’s What Che Said. Just look at how easy it is!
Snowflakes are often associated with beauty, purity and a sense of magic. As kids make these snowflake crafts, ask them what the snowflake makes them think of. They will have some interesting answers, and it’ll provide you a good insight into what their thoughts are. That’s why we love crafts so much!