Today I’m sharing four easy snowflake crafts for kids that you can make using our free snowflake template. These snowflake crafts are great for preschoolers as they’re a great way to support scissor skills and fine motor skills but they’re suitable for kids both a bit younger and older than that too and are easily adaptable for toddlers or school age kids.
Easy Snowflake Crafts for Kids
I meant to share these simple craft ideas months ago but then things got a bit in the way, especially Christmas! It’s still cold though and a lot of places near us are forecast snow over the next few days so I thought that would be the perfect excuse to share these ideas with you.
Like these ideas? make sure you bookmark this page or pin an image so you don’t forget about them plus keep reading to get the free snowflake template used for this craft (as well as three other smaller snowflake designs) plus more ideas for winter crafts and activities for kids.
Mosaic Snowflake Craft for Kids
This crafts is a great way to practice scissor skills and fine motor skills. Cut some coloured scrap paper into pieces and then glue it into place on your snowflake – older kids will be able to do this more neatly – can they do it without overlapping? With younger kids you could discuss the different colours you’re using or any different shapes, are there squares, triangles or rectangles? Older kids can do the gluing themselves where as if you want the coloured paper to actually be on the snowflake then you might want to help younger kids with that part. Of course if you don’t mind where the paper gets stuck then just let them go for it!
Scrunched Paper Snowflake Craft
I really love tissue paper in kids crafts because it’s such a nice sensory material to use – while you craft you can chat about what noises it makes as it tears and as you screw it into shapes to glue down, how does it feel? Try making different sizes shapes with the tissue paper too with small screwed up balls of the paper and longer sausage shapes to go along the snowflake. I’ve used blue tissue paper for this as that’s what we had at home but white tissue paper would be great too.
Pom Pom Printed Snowflake Craft
Pom poms are one of those things that we always seem to get in craft packs but are never quite sure what to do with them (yes, us too.) We love using pom poms as a fun alternative to paint brushes or finger painting – you can hold on to them with fingers or using a clothes peg and it’s fun to try using different sized pom poms for this too.
Rice ‘Painted’ Snowflake
Rice is a great alternative to glitter when you’re crafting with kids and easy to dye if you fancy adding some colour to it. Covering the snowflake shape with glue first means that even very young children can get involved in this activity as they sprinkle rice over their snowflake and gently shake off any excess.
To download both the template used in this craft and an additional PDF with three smaller snowflakes check out our free snowflake templates.
More Winter Crafts and Activities for Kids
If you like using templates for kids to add their own artwork to then check out our winter tree painting ideas to make using our tree template.
This scrunched tissue paper snowman is easy to make and pretty cute!
Finally this simple polar bear craft has been really popular (and is another cute make!)