We don’t get much snow here in the high desert, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have snow INSIDE!
Great project for the kids to see the sparkle of winter!
- Printer paper – white
- Construction paper – any color
- Craft bowl
- Glitter – white, silver, light blue or green
- Fold the printer paper in half four time without unfolding between each fold. The resulting shape will look like a pizza slice.
- For older kids, let them cut out the snowflake designs themselves. For younger kids, cut out the designs for them and let them see the magic when you unfold it.
- Put glue in a small craft bowl. Let your child use their fingers to spread the glue all over the construction paper. There’s no need for them to be very specific for this project. A big gluey circle is good enough. =)
- Glue the snowflake to the construction paper.
- Have your child then use their hands or fingers to dab glue on the snowflake.
- Sprinkle glitter all over the snowflake while singing “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”
- Shake off excess glitter and allow to dry.
- Cut around the snowflake shape, leaving a small bit of color around the snowflake.
Suggested project uses
This project can be used in the following ways:
- Hang in the windows for the sun to catch the glitter and to give your house a great winter pizzazz!
- Instead of using glitter, you can use other material to decorate your snowflakes: sequin, stickers, noodles, string, rhinestones, scrap paper shapes, markers, crayons, glitter pens… The possibilities are endless!
- The great thing about this project is you can’t go wrong, so experiment and see where it takes you!
- Whatever you use this project for, remember to proudly display your child’s masterpiece!
Here is a list of things you can talk about while doing this project with your child:
- What is snow? Where does snow come from? Why does it snow/not snow in your area?
- You can use the idea of snow to relate to concepts of hot and cold.
- Discuss with older children how snowflakes are symmetrical and formed by crystals.
- Talk about the characteristics of snow.
While working on this project, your child will be practicing the following skills:
- Fine motor
- Eye-Hand Coordination
- Imagination and Creation
- Science Opportunity!
- Seasons and weather