Looking for cute and fun-to-make Christmas or winter craft ideas? You will love this colorful snowflake craft for kids that uses chromatography to create stunning diy snowflake decorations for December and January! These arts and crafts snowflakes are perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and up to make. You’ve got to try these winter craft ideas!
Snowflake Craft for Kids
We love making seasonal arts and crafts. It is not only great for developing fine motor skills and confidence, but fun too! These snowflake crafts use a little bit of winter science to teach kids about chromatography while creating breathtaking craft snowflakes to brighten up your indoor spaces this winter. This winter craft for kids is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students to try as a January craft for kids. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love these snowflake craft ideas!
Snowflake craft ideas
All you need to try this fun winter project are a few simple materials:
- coffee filters
- washable markers
- spray bottle
diy snowflake decorations
Start by adding colors to your coffee filters.
winter craft for kids
It can be any type of pattern or colors.
I think it works best if you use a 2-4 colors in the same basic color group. Too many and they will could become a brown color when the chromatography part happens.
Put your coffee filter on a plate or tray. Spray the coffee filter with water. You don’t need a lot, you just want enough so the colors start to blend.
Now allow your coffee filter to dry before making the snowflakes.
HINT: If you leave the coffee filter on the plate to dry it will absorb more of the color. If you want more dreamy pastel colors you can move the coffee filter to dry on a covered surface.
Arts and crafts snowflakes
Once your coffee filters have dried it’s time to make the snowflakes! I love how pretty and almost dreamy the colors turned out!
Winter craft ideas
Now fold your colored coffee filters in half, then quarters, then fold again. Once they are small wedges, use scissors to carefully cut out little wedges, triangles, etc from the slice.
Snowflake Craft for Preschoolers
Open it up to reveal a pretty snowflake craft. I love that each snowflake will be different, just like in nature. Isn’t that pink snowflake so pretty!
Winter Craft for Preschoolers
Continue cutting snowflakes with the rest of the colored coffee filters.
Winter Suncatcher Craft
Hang your snowflakes on a window, door, in your home and in the classroom to brighten up the space and celebrate winter!
Explore this fun science concept more with these chromatography projects:
- Stunning Chromatography Flowers
- Why do Leaves Change Colors? A fun chromatography activity for kids
- Permanent Marker Experiment in chromatography for kids
- Snowflake Chromatography Science Craft
- Chromatography Butterflies
Winter science activities for preschoolers
Looking for more fun winter science projects for kids? We’ve got lots of fun ideas for you to try!
- Super Cool Snow Volcano Science Experiment
- Melting Snowman Winter Science Experiment
- Snowman Eruptions – Simple Winter Science Experiments
- Melting Snowman Slime Recipe
- Easy Exploding Snowman – Winter Science Experiment
- Snowman Measuring Snowfall – Winter STEM Activity
- Erupting Snow Winter Science Experiment
- How to Make Frost in a Can Winter Science Experiment
Snowman Activities for Kids
- S is for Snowman Theme
- Easy Circle Sticker Snowman Craft
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- EASY Glue Snowman Crafts for Preschoolers
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- LOTS of Snowflake Crafts A to Z
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Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources!
- Build-a-Snowman Winter CVC Words Activity
- Snowman Addition Clip Cards
- Snowman Counting Cards
- Free Snowman Worksheet Pack with LOTS of pages
- Winter Counting Worksheets
- Free Winter Writing Prompts PDF
- Multiplication Snowman Activity
- Snowman Printables Winter letter Find
- Snowman Tracing Letters A to Z
- Snowflake Winter Compound Words
- Build a Snowman Sequencing Worksheets
- Snowman Printables Counting Book
- Winter Worksheets for Preschoolers