Easy Paper Snowflake Craft Ideas that will Excite Your Kids

Learn how to help your kids take their paper snowflake designs to the next level with these simple and easy paper snowflake craft ideas.


Cutting snowflakes is one of my favorite winter fine motor activities.  In a previous post, I showed you that using cutting templates to make paper snowflakes can increase the success for young children.

No More Snowflake Frustration!!

Now, I want to show you some ideas to take those beautiful paper snowflakes to the next level.

Help young kids experience success while making snowflakes. Use paper snowflake cutting templates or patterns. Kids can decprate a hole punch and the addition of sequins, crayons, and glitter.  Check out these ideas for fine motor activities for your preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and occupational therapy classroom. Work on scissor skills .... perfect for your winter theme, snow theme, and holiday theme unit and lesson plans. #finemotor #preschool #winteractivitesforkids

Snowflake Craft Ideas

Your kids will need to begin by cutting paper snowflakes.  Be sure to see my tips for teaching kids how to cut a snowflake.  Young kids have so much fun when you use simple snowflake templates.

In addition to your snowflake cutting center, you can set up a snowflake decorating station.  Your kids can really get creative.

Here are some supplies that you can include.

  • hole punch
  • glitter glue
  • crayons
  • markers
  • gems
  • sequins
  • stickers
  • glue

Snowflake Decorating Ideas

Hole Punch:

After cutting, but before opening a snowflake, kids can use a hole punch to add holes to their snowflake design.

hole punch for paper snowflake craft

I don’t know what it is about hole punches, but young kids seem to LOVE them.  There is a big bonus to hole punches….they are great fine motor tools!

Use a hole punch for a paper snowflake craft

Crayons, Markers, Colored Pencils:

Kids can add color and designs to snowflakes with crayons, markers, or colored pencilshow to decorate snowflakes after you cut them

Sequins and Gems:

They can add a variety of sequins and gems with a little bit of glue.

craft supplies to decorate paper snowflakes

Make a paper snowflake craft

Glitter 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 larger to help them out.

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 🙂 #glitterallover

paper snowflake craft ideas for kids

I’m sure that you can think of additional paper snowflake craft ideas.  I would LOVE to hear them so that I can add them here.

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 store.


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