Are the kids asking how to make paper snowflakes? Grab these 14 Free Paper Snowflake Templates to make fun, cool snowflakes! Step by step visual instructions included on each template.
When it starts snowing outside and you are trapped inside with your kids, why not bring some of that snow home by creating beautiful paper snowflakes. Creating paper snowflakes has been a traditionally favorite activity of kids for ages.
It is low-cost and provides all the indoor fun you need for your kids when they get bored, and electronics are not an option either. Another one of our favorite winter crafts is this easy Snowflake Suncatcher!
And not only that but cutting snowflakes also improves your child’s hand and joint muscles and refines their motor skills. It also helps with hand and eye coordination as well as developing a good grip on writing skills.
I also love this activity because it develops children’s critical thinking skills, and they use their imagination to create something beautiful. When cutting the design, they are excited about the outcome of their project and how it will turn out.
All the excitement keeps them busy for quite some time and gives you a much-needed break!
We have included 12 free printables of paper snowflakes at the bottom of the page. Just print them out to save time and make the process hassle-free!
We also have made this easy step-by-step tutorial to help you create your own free paper snowflakes from scratch.
Supplies for Making Paper Snowflakes:
You need lightweight paper that is easy to cut for kids. You need one sheet per snowflake. I personally prefer white paper for snowflakes but if you want to get creative, feel free to use colored paper. Keep spare paper handy with you in case of a snowflake paper emergency!
You need a nice and sharp pair of scissors. Paper scissors are best for kids since kids can handle them easily, and it helps them cut through the paper without much difficulty.
Templates are optional, but using templates make the process fun and easy. Grab our free paper snowflakes templates at the bottom. Print them on white printer paper or you can use colored paper to mix it up.
Free Step By Step Tutorial To Make Paper Snowflakes
Snow Paper flakes are easy and fun to make. You can utilize them in lots of ways. You can use them as Christmas decorations or hang them on the fridge or window or even on doors. Hand the snowflakes to a line and tape them to the ceiling to make your house look like a winter wonderland.
Step 1: Start By Cutting
Take the paper that has been printed with the template on it. Cut out the square box on the template.
Step 2: Fold the Triangle
First fold the triangle in half using the solid line on one side of the snowflake pattern in the square.
Then fold it again to make a smaller triangle like show on the template.
Fold each side in to the middle to form a tall pointed triangle with tails.
Step 3: Cut Out the Snowflake
Now cut out the excess paper from the triangle by cutting along the dotted edges.
Step 4: Unfold Snowflake
Time to carefully unfold the snowflake and see the beautiful one you made with the free template!
And that’s it! After you are done cutting, open your triangle to uncover a beautiful snowflake design.
You can smooth out the creases from the snowflake paper by ironing them on medium heat. You can also keep your paper snowflake pressed between the pages of a heavy book for a day or two to make it flat and creaseless.
More Winter Crafts & Activities for Kids!
- A fun mix of art, science and kids activity! This easy Ice Painting is a winter activity your children will love. Simply freeze water overnight and then have fun painting the ice and watching it turn colors as it melts.
- This Paper Polar Bear Craft is a quick and easy craft for a cold winter’s day. Made with a few supplies you already have in your house it’s a fun and easy craft perfect for preschoolers and young elementary aged children!
- Stuck inside and need something to do with the kids? Make this quick and easy Paper Loop Snowman Craft. He’s so cute and you’ll only need craft supplies that you already have on hand!
- This Snowflake Suncatcher Craft is such an easy craft. Simply start by making a snowflake out of paper, then apply it to contact paper and decorate with tissue paper and finish it with another piece of contact paper on the back.
If you take a picture of your Paper Snowflakes and share them on Instagram make sure to #kidsactivityzone or tag us @kidsactivityzoneblog so we can see them!