It’s coming closer to this magical time of the year – Christmas time – time to create winter magic with DIY snowflake crafts! Remember cutting these when you were a kid!? I sure do! It had a great “wow” factor when you opened your snowflake to see what it turned out to be. This post will help you to prepare your classroom and home for the winter celebration. These snowflake crafts and patterns with free printables will make easy, fun projects for children.
Like it or not, it’s the beginning of winter. Some of us have snow and others don’t. Snowflakes are one of the tiniest miracles and a perfect opportunity to introduce science into your lesson plan. Everyone knows that each snowflake is different, but do you know how they are made? Here are some ideas for your homeschool lesson plan.
We have recently made Frozen Silly Putty and Frozen Snow Paint and I can’t seem to stop! My little boy loves it too! Anyway, I saw some fantastic ‘glue gun snow flake ornaments’ on ‘By Stephanie Lynn’ & knew this would make a wonderful ‘Frozen’ craft that my daughter would go crazy for!
Today, Gracen’s advent calendar pouch included a handful of jigsaw puzzle pieces (from Urban Source) and a handwritten note telling her that they could be used to make a snowflake ornament (I originally found the idea here). She of course was ready to begin the project the very instant she opened it.
This is always a favorite Christmas craft we do at my elementary school! The kids get to make their own dough snowflake ornaments to give to their parents or siblings! Note that after the kids make the dough and shape, you will need to bring it home to bake them.
We love snow and snow crafts like this frost effect snowflake are such a lovely extension to outside snow play.
Here’s one of our favorite winter crafts for kids- creating symmetrical snowflakes! Children will make various snowflakes using common craft materials like cotton swabs and white paper. This snowflake craft would be a great addition to any math lessons on symmetry, patterns, and would be a fun addition to a unit on snowflakes or winter!
This cute suncatcher snowflake craft was done by my daughter at school. I found it really beautiful and wanted to share it with you. She was really proud she made it all by herself!
While the kids were playing with the snow gak we made, they asked to make snowmen and I scrambled to find some items for them to use in their Snow Gak Sensory Play. If you think these snowmen are cute, you may also get a kick out of the kids making snowmen with hair curlers.
Parchment paper, white craft glue, 15 to 30 pieces of wagon-wheel pasta (mixture of large and small) per ornament, white acrylic paint, paintbrush (with bristles), glitter, adhesive-backed rhinestones, string or ribbon.
With all of this snow outside, we have been making our own inside. I’m sure most of you have made borax crystal strings or snowflakes before – but if you have not, it is a fun project for this time of year.
A snowfall right in your slime! Who doesn’t love a good slime, and now homemade slime is so easy to make with the right slime recipe. This time we chose a cold weather theme for our winter snowflake slime! Beautiful, sparkly and perfect for the first snowfall! Making slime with kids is awesome science and sensory play for winter!
I’m sure you are in the holiday spirit by now, right? Is your house decorated for holidays? Here is a quick craft idea for some festive snowflake and ornament window decorations to add another crafty layer to your holiday decor.
This is a new joined heart with snowflakes. You find instructions on the pattern sheets. Either print out the pattern on coloured paper and cut it by hand or prepare the cut files for your paper cut machine.
We have twelve free printable snowflake templates to fold and cut into beautiful paper snowflakes. Instructions with step-by-step photos are also included for easy crafting.
Create an original winter atmosphere in your home by simply making paper snowflakes, and enjoy the view of beautiful snowflakes.
It’s a simple idea to put together, only requires a small amount of felt, and the snowflake building possibilities are almost endless.
Get Ready. Get Set. SNOW! Create your own one-of-a-kind snowflakes and simply tie them onto a ribbon to make it a White Christmas regardless of where you live!
Create gorgeous winter snowflakes with this assortment of patterns! Some of these are kid-friendly, and can even be modified by putting your own spin on them. Try these patterns with coffee filters for an easier cutting experience.
I hope you were inspired!
How do snow crystals form? What shapes can they take? Are no two snow crystals alike? These questions and more are answered inside this exploration of the science of snow, featuring photos of real snow crystals in all their beautiful diversity.
When does it snow? Why is snow white? How do we know no two snowflakes are alike? With full-color photographs and the Smithsonian’s famous Wilson Bentley snowflake photos, this new Curious About title looks at the science behind snow, and the history of record-setting blizzards and snowstorms—plus how people have fun in the snow!
They are a classy festive look with vague pearled shines, showing a fantastic 3D snowflake when you open and fold the sheets. Dorable decoration for any special occasion besides Christmas, New Year party
A new holiday classic to add to your collection, this gorgeous wordless picture book by esteemed author-illustrator Elly MacKay celebrates the magic of theater and The Nutcracker as seen through the eyes of a young girl and her grandmother.
One shape, endless possibility! Every brick easily connects to the next. Create colorful flat mosaics or work in 3-D to make more intricate builds.
The magic color scratch wand will unleash the true colors of the rainbow within these decorations! This cool natural effect is known for the vibrant shades it creates below!
Create 6 unique snowflake ornaments! Decorate your tree, use it to adorn bags, or give your custom beaded ornaments as gifts throughout the holiday season.
Winter printables you might enjoy
Snowflake Life Cycle Types of Snowflakes Snow Life Cycle Bentley$6.20
I Have, Who Has – Winter ABC’s – Editable$3.00
Winter Vocabulary – 3 Part Cards – Editable$3.90
No Prep Preschool Christmas & Winter Holidays Tracing Pre-Writing Math Busy Book$5.00
Winter Pack for Pre-K and Preschool$5.00
Learning to Count 0-10 Math Cards English & Spanish Winter Theme$3.00
Winter Pin Punching Cards$1.00
Winter Pack Montessori Inspired Hands-on Activities$9.00