One day when my oldest three were at school, the youngest two children and I made paper snowflakes.
I actually had to do the cutting of the snowflakes as I used construction paper, but my 3 and 5 year old enjoyed decorating them. If you wanted to use tissue paper or if your children are older, they could cut out the shapes themselves. I used construction paper so the kids could decorate the snowflakes, but the paper was thick when it was folded.
The best thing about this craft is that it can take the children a while to decorate the snowflakes!
Steps to Making Paper Snowflakes:
- To cut the snowflakes, first make a piece of paper square. I took a 9″ x 12″ construction paper and made it square by cutting off one end to make it 9″ x 9″.
- Fold the paper in half corner to corner so that a triangle is formed; then in half again to make a smaller triangle.
- Fold the triangle in thirds. Cut off the bottom of this smaller triangle.
- Cut out little triangles or half circles on the folded edges of paper. When done cutting little shapes, open it up to see your design. If desired, decorate your snowflake.
Here are three ways we decorated our snowflakes:
- We sprayed a couple with “snow”. I got Snow Spray I think from the Dollar Tree store that would be comparable to this one, but it was only a 2 oz. can.
- We decorated a couple with glitter glue.
- We glued sequins or spangles all over a couple of them.
Then we put sticky tack on one side and displayed them on our sliding glass doors leading to the deck. They were “bee-yoo-ti-ful!” And they were a fun craft to do on our below zero, stay-inside day!