You likely have fond memories of making paper snowflakes as a kid. They're simple to make, yet they challenge kids' minds and fine motor skills. This is a great craft to do to prepare for the holiday season. Hang finished snowflakes around your house!
If you're doing this craft with young children, either do the cutting yourself or grab some child-safe scissors for them to use. The last thing you want is an unexpected trip to the emergency room! Aside from the use of scissors, young children should easily be able to do this craft.
If you want to keep it simple, just stick to paper and scissors. If you want to make something fancier, head to the crafts store and grab some glitter and other add-ons for your snowflakes. Or, use whatever you have around the house.
Enjoy this craft? Make sure to check out all our other great crafts! We have lots of ideas to keep your children busy and entertained on quiet days. All of our crafts are great at helping your child develop their fine motor skills, among other important skills.
1. Fold a rectangular paper on the diagonal, lining up the edges, it will be square—cut off excess.
2. Find the middle of the diagonal fold (bring the acute angles together, crease in the center).
3. Open again, using the crease in the middle, fold in thirds, then fold in half.
4. Cut off end opposite the point so edges are even
5. Cut design into the folded edges being VERY careful not to cut all the way through.
6. Embellish with glitter or color with sparkly crayons.