You can help kids experience success while making snowflakes by using snowflake cutting templates. Kids can also take their paper snowflake designs to the next level with a hole punch and the addition of sequins, crayons, and glitter. Check out these ideas.
Making snowflakes is one of my favorite winter fine motor activities. In a previous post, I showed you that using snowflake cutting templates can increase the success for young children as they create paper snowflakes.
Making Snowflakes with Cutting Templates
I have received comments from so many teachers and parents telling me how much their kiddos enjoy cutting snowflakes using templates. Kids will also enjoy decorating the snowflakes AND decorating the snowflakes is also a great winter fine motor activity. I have included a few snowflake decorating/fine motor ideas below:
Decorating the Snowflakes
After cutting but before opening a snowflake, kids can use a hole punch to add holes to their snowflake design.
I don’t know what it is about hole punches, but young kids seem to LOVE them.
Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils:
Kids can add color and designs to snowflakes with crayons, markers, or colored pencils
Sequins and Gems:
They can add a variety of sequins and gems with a little bit of glue.
Glitter glue will add a little bit of wintry shimmer to the snowflakes. Helpful Hint – Sometimes glitter glue can be difficult to squeeze out of the little bottles. Cut the tip off so that the opening is slightly will help. If you are really brave, you can also use regular glitter. My son and I made these at home, and I wasn’t brave enough to get out the glitter 🙂
I’m sure that you can think of additional ways that kids can decorate snowflakes and I would love to hear your ideas. If you want to learn how to make your own snowflake templates, check out this post. Don’t want to make your own templates? You can purchase a printable set of Snowflake Templates from my TPT store.
If you are looking for additional winter themed activities for your kids, check out the following resources in my TPT store: