We love winter crafts but paper snowflakes can be a bit tricky with younger kids. We are huge fans of paper plate crafts so I figured paper plate snowflakes would be the perfect way to get a pretty round snowflake craft that would also be durable enough for the kids to decorate, making them brilliant crafts for toddlers too.
This easy craft for kids is simple to adapt for different ages and I rather enjoyed helping out with it too!
Paper Plate Snowflakes
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Making paper plate snowflakes are a great, cheap craft for kids and a good way to work your way through any bits that are clogging up your craft box (we always seem to have a zillion pom poms?)
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Paper Plate Snowflake Materials:
Decorating materials – we used glitter glue, foam shapes, pom poms and buttons
How to make snowflakes out of paper plates:
Exactly as you would with traditional paper snowflakes, fold your paper plate in half, then in half again and in half one more time so that there are eight bits of the paper plate on top of each other.
Cut shapes into your paper plate so create a snowflake, making sure that there is always one part of each side left or it will fall apart.
Paper plates are harder to cut than normal paper, it’s great for strengthening muscles in the fingers and hands but younger kids will probably need a hand or for you to cut them ready for them to decorate.
Decorating Paper Plate Snowflakes
Once you have cut out your paper plate snowflakes they are ready to decorate. we found using paper plates much better than normal snowflake crafts because they can hold a lot more paint making them much more fun for the kids to decorate without risk of them tearing.
If you want to make sure your snowflakes look wintery then only put out winter coloured paints and bits for sticking. Grabs the blues, purples and silvers.
Not so worried abut winter colours? Go with whatever your child likes the most, it’s a great opportunity to clear out your craft box if it’s starting to overflow.
We loved making loads of these to decorate with, they’d make a great activity for a group of kids too as you could use them to decorate the room.
More Snowflake Crafts:
Got some paper plates left over? Why not make our snowflake paper plate twirler that makes a great decoration too.
Love painting? Grab our free template and try out some winter tree painting ideas for kids as you paint the branches with some snow.
Another free template for this craft too! This time it’s for some easy snowflake crafts for kids and we’ve got lots of ideas for decorating your snowflake too.