Winter days can be long with kids, but paper crafts can be a fun way to keep little hands busy with items you already have. Today I want to showcase the best snowflake tutorials we found on the web as a fun winter craft to break up those long winter days. Good old-fashioned paper snowflakes don’t have to be old-fashioned. In fact, there are so many fun snowflake tutorials with current fun characters that, I bet, you will have a hard time choosing where to start.
How to Make Basic Snowflakes
Step 1: Fold your paper in half diagonally to make a triangle.
Step 2: Now, fold the triangle in half so the pointy corners meet.
Steps 3 and 4: Fold your triangle in thirds.
Step 5: Cut across the bottom of your paper so it is straight.
Step 6: Cut your folded paper so it looks like the triangle above. Then unfold it very gently. Be careful, these tear easily! Decorate, embellish, and make your snowflake stand out. After all, no two snowflakes should look alike!
(If you are looking for a printable you can use, I like this design-your-own snowflake printable)
If you are looking for a template to create snowflakes, here are a few of our favorites:
Snowflakes for Little Kids (but don’t tell her that!)
Little hands will benefit from less complex designs that will help them feel more accomplished with snowflake cutting. Mom & Dad may have to help guide the cutting process through the layers, but little ones can help to accessorize their snowflakes with a little sparkle, glitter glue, or crayons/markers, even if they aren’t able to cut them all by themselves. Cutting skills can be challenging with kids and I find this activity to be one that helps challenge them, but also can be fun at the same time.
Happy Dots Snowflake (Pictured Above)
Simply Snow Snowflake Pattern
Cork Stamped Snowflakes
Coffee Filter Snowflakes (a thinner medium for small hands)
Snowflakes for Big Kids (Rock On, With Your Bad Selves!)
Even if your kids are big, cut-outs in the center of the designs can be tricky even for the most skilled adults. I use my self-healing cutting mat and a utility knife to try to cut out eyes and mouths on these super cool snowflakes. As you can see, there is nothing old-school about these snowflakes!
Angry Birds Snowflakes (Pictured Above)
Star Wars Snowflakes (Pictured Above)
More Star Wars Snowflakes
Classic Snow Crystal
Thanks so much to Walmart for challenging me to craft up some snowflakes with my kids. It turned into a morning of smiles and delight as watched our snowflake creations unfold.
Happy snowflake-making, friends!
I am a part of the Walmart Moms program, and Walmart has provided me with compensation for these posts My participation is voluntary and opinions are always my own.
What is your favorite winter craft to do with your kids?