Snowflake Puzzle Craft

If your kids love snowflakes, they will love this DIY snowflake puzzle craft.
Snowflake Puzzle Craft is perfect for celebrating winter with a fun kids activity for toddler, preschool, kindergarten, first grade and 2nd grade kids.

Kids of all ages will have fun building a snowflake from a cotton ball center. A combination of math, science, and creativity goes into this project, making it the perfect craft to go along with a snowflake unit study.

There are tons of ways for kids to learn about snowflakes through this craft alone! Kids will love learning all about snowflakes, how they form, and how to make their own.

You can learn a lot about snowflakes with this DIY snowflake puzzle craft. Kids of all ages will be able to do this craft, and it is the perfect craft to use alongside a winter unit study or a study on snowflakes. Learn about how and why snowflakes form when making this craft!

Snowflake Craft for Kids

cotton ball, blue and white construction paper, and glue

You'll need just a few things to make your DIY snowflake puzzle:

  • White paper
  • Blue paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Cotton balls
snowflake craft for kids from toddler, preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade

Fold your white paper in half, then half again lengthwise. Cut strips of paper about 1/2 an inch thick and 2 inches long.

Glue a cotton ball into the center of the paper.

build your snowflake

Start building your snowflake from there. Use five or six strips of paper to make the first snowflake spines.

Place a strip of paper horizontally across each spine of the snowflake.

Glue a "V" shape to the end of each snowflake spine to complete the design.

Decorate with glitter, if desired to make your snowflake more festive!


Brenda is a full-time writer and homeschooling mom to two girls. Brenda blogs about STEM activities and ADHD homeschooling at Schooling a Monkey. When she isn't working, you'll find Brenda sipping on coffee with her nose in a book.

Beth Gorden
Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is a homeschooling mother of six who strives to enjoy every moment with her kids through hands-on learning, crafts, new experiences, and lots of playing together. Beth is also the creator and author of 123 Homeschool 4 Me where she shares 1000+ free printables, creative homeschool lessons, crafts, and other fun ideas to help preschool and homeschooling families have fun while learning and exploring together.