Cutting 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.
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:
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:
With a little glue, a variety of sequins and gems can be added to the snowflakes.
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. I found that cutting the tip off so that the opening was slightly wider helped a great deal. 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. If you are interested in purchasing printable snowflake templates from my TPT store, click HERE.