Crafts for Kids Winter

Colorful Chromatography Snowflake Craft for Kids

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!

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!

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Snowflake craft ideas

All you need to try this fun winter project are a few simple materials:

  • coffee filters
  • washable markers
  • spray bottle
  • scissors

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Start by adding colors to your coffee filters.

Snowflake craft ideas

winter craft for kids

It can be any type of  pattern or colors.

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Snowflake crafts

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.

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Snowflake craft

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.

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Craft snowflakes

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.

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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!

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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

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

Winter Craft for Preschoolers

Continue cutting snowflakes with the rest of the colored coffee filters.

Beautiful snowflake craft for kids using chromatography creates colorful Christmas or winter craft ideas to use as decorations!

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!

This beautiful butterfly craft for kids helpds kids explore science by making stunning chromatography butterflies! This easy butterfly craft is fun for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th graders. Besides creating a fun butterfly craft idea, you will learn about chromatography for kids. This is a fun coffee fitler craft, spring science experiment or summer activity for kids! Why do leaves change color science experiment Fun and EASY chromatography projects for kids 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!

Chromatography Science

Explore this fun science concept more with these chromatography projects:

Snow Volcano Kids will love this fun snowman activity that allows them to sneak in a little science to a cold, winter day! Snowman eruptions are so easy, and this is such a cute project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  In these winter science experiments children will watch the effect of baking soda and vinegar in a silly and outrageously FUN snow experiments. Kids will have fun with this melting snowman where they will melt the snowman using a fun winter science experiment. This snowman activity is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten to sneak in a fun winter STEM activity where they will build a snowman and then melt it with snow science experiments observing simple chemistry for kids.

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!

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Snowman Printables

Looking for snowman worksheets and educational snowman activity ideas? You will love these resources!

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Winter Printables

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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