Winter has officially arrived! This year we actually watched the very first snowflakes fall from the sky. While it is no secret that I am not a huge fan of winter, there is something undeniably beautiful and magical about those snowflakes.
It made me think about snowflake art — warm and cozy next to the woodstove snowflake art.
Once I started to look for some ideas for my little ones, I found oodles! So I thought I might share them right here, just in case you and your little ones are looking for some cozying-up-warm-inside-avoiding-the-icy-cold-winter crafting too.
Snowflake art print making is such a neat activity. It really stretches little minds, as everything ends up backwards! This winter printmaking turns out completely stunning too.
Snowflake Silhouettes are not only fun to make, but they make a gorgeous decoration for wintertime too.
Macaroni Snowflakes: Who knew that dried pasta could be so beautiful? Add a touch of glitter to make these gorgeous snowflakes really glow.
These beaded snowflakes are great for practising fine motor skills and patterning too. Plus they look beautiful! They would be lovely as a present topper, in a window, or hung from the Christmas tree.
Growing Frozen Snowflakes: The only thing I love more than art is my chickens. Besides that, the only thing I love more than art is when art and science combine! These Frozen inspired growing snowflakes are beautiful and full of science fun too.
You may have heard that the only thing I love more than art is my chickens. And science. But I have to also add my coffee. Mmmm. Well aren’t all of my loves combining right before my eyes? These coffee filter snowflakes look so beautiful! And coffee filters are perfect for little hands to cut too – not too stiff at all. Practice designs, patterns, and so much more with these beautiful snowflakes.
Tape resist snowflakes are a fabulous winter art activity for kids of all ages. Even the littlest of crafters can get in on this snowflake art.
If you are looking to make some snowflake art that really gets to the heart of crafting with snow – check out this recipe for icy cold snow dough. Use a snowflake cookie cutter for some snowflake art that is really chilly!
Have you ever thought to use bubble wrap as snowflakes? What a neat idea! I love how this art exploration could be pure process art as well.
These Name Snowflakes are so neat! I had never thought to use my little ones names as the base for a simple paper snowflake. What a way to make snowflakes as unique as our little ones!
Here is another neat coffee filter snowflake idea. This one uses pasta and straws as well! It would be excellent as a “loose parts” exploration.
Using pipecleaners you can make snowflake stamps! This is a great way to let little ones explore paint if they are not too keen on getting their hands messy. I have yet to have one of those little ones myself, but I do hear clean-loving kiddos really do exist!
So this is what I believe we will be keeping ourselves nice and busy with over the next few days. Enjoying the magic of the very first snowfalls, from our warm house …
Think I can talk the kids into it? Not even a chance — sledding and snowmen and snow forts, oh my!
I hope you are keeping warm this week friends. Thank you so much for reading!