Paper Plate Snowflakes

After an attempt at making traditional paper snowflakes last week I got fed up pretty quickly when they didn’t form the shape I wanted. 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. This easy craft for kids is simple to adapt for different ages and I rather enjoyed helping out with it too!

paper plate snowflakes

You will need:

Paper Plates




Decorating materials – we used glitter glue, foam shapes, pom poms, loose glitter and buttons

How to make your paper plate snowflakes:

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.

Tip – Paper plates are harder to cut than normal paper, it’s great for strengthening muscles in the fingers and hands but younger kids might want a hand.

making paper plate snowflakes

Once you have cut out your paper plate snowflakes they are ready to decorate, we found these much better than normal snowflake crafts because they can hold a lot more paint making them much more fun for the kids to decorate!

Tip – If you want to make sure your snowflakes look wintery then only put out winter coloured paints and bits for sticking. Grabs the blues and purples!

paper plate snowflake craft for kids

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.

snowflake craft for kids

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