Only a 3 more sleeps until Christmas Day! I have been having so much fun this holiday season sharing some of the fun crafts we do. Paper snowflakes is a classic kid activity that I remember doing when I was a kid! Just like real snowflakes these paper snowflakes are all unique and different. This is also a budget friendly kid activity because you really could use any type of paper. You could reuse paper bags, recycle school work sheets or use packing paper. I have a wide range in ages and this was a great family activity for almost all my kids! We found different paper snowflake ideas for everyone so keep on reading to see how we made them.
My daughter said this 3D paper snowflake was her favorite one to make this year. She has made them in different sizes and colors too.
What you’ll need is 6 square sheets of paper. If you don’t have a square sheet just fold over the top of regular printer paper to make a triangle and cut off the bottom.
Fold over keeping the triangle shape.
Cut 4 lines leaving about 1” at the end so it isn’t cut through.
Open up. Take the inside pieces and fold over. Tape.
Flip the paper over and bring the next set of edges together. Tape to secure.
Flip the paper over and repeat.
Flip the paper over and bring the outer edges together. Tape to secure.
Repeat this with your remaining 5 square sheets of paper.
Take 2 icicles and tape the top points together.
Repeat this until you have 3 sets.
Finally take the 3 points and tape or staple to secure.
Add some tape to the middle of the icicles or where you see gaps to connect and complete the snowflake.
Fan Paper Snowflake
This is another quick and easy paper snowflake that my preschooler had fun making. He needed some help with the assembly but he was quite proud of himself when it was all put together and he got to hang ‘his’ paper snowflake up by the window.
You’ll need 3 sheets of paper and tape or glue.
Fold up lengthwise about 2″.
Repeat folds until the whole sheet is folded up and then fold in half.
Repeat for all 3 sheets.
Using a piece of tape or glue secure the edges of your first ‘fan’ to the next ‘fan’.
Make sure to secure it all the way to the middle or you will have a gap.
That’s it! He already asked to make more and wants to color next time to ‘decorate’ it.
Cut Out Paper Snowflakes
Cut out paper snowflakes are what I remember making as a child. All you need is some paper and scissors! Start by folding your piece of paper into a square and then into a triangle. Fold again keeping the triangle shape. Now make some cut outs and see what you get! There are a few templates online that can help guide you to get the shape that you want. My older kids had fun finding different patterns to try! As you can see we ended up with a good variety and my window is a winter wonderland. I hope you enjoyed this kids craft idea. Let me know what other fun paper snowflake ideas you have tried!
Some crafty GalPals and I are sharing some kid friendly winter themed crafts on Instagram and on some of our blogs! See what they are sharing to get some ideas for your little ones…