1st grade Crafts for Kids Kindergarten Preschool Toddler Winter

Popsicle Stick and Tissue Paper Snowflakes

Celebrate the arrival of winter by making some tissue paper snowflakes! This fun snowflake craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and first grade student. As students make this fun winter craft they will also work on fine motor skills and be able to decorate the house for December, January, and February too.  These popsicle stick snowflakes use simple materials you might already have in your craft supplies, and is a great way to recycle that tissue paper left over from Christmas. The kids will put their little hands to work tearing and pinching the paper so this is also great fine motor practice!

Celebrate the arrival of winter by making some tissue paper snowflakes! This fun snowflake craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten and first grade student. As students make this fun winter craft they will also work on fine motor skills and be able to decorate the house for December, January, and February too.  These popsicle stick snowflakes use simple materials you might already have in your craft supplies, and is a great way to recycle that tissue paper left over from Christmas. The kids will put their little hands to work tearing and pinching the paper so this is also great fine motor practice!

Tissue Paper Snowflakes

I intended this tissue paper snowflake craft to be for my preschooler, but my elementary aged child came in and exclaimed, “Those are cute!” and wanted to do one too. So I think this would be fun to do with all ages from toddlers, kindergartens, and more! Not only are these easy paper snowflakes for kindergarten simple to make, but these popsicle snowflakes are super cute too!

Plus children will get a lot of fine motor practice with this craft. All of that tearing, scrunching, pinching, and sticking is a lot of work for little hands. Younger kids may need some help, or a little break while completing this activity.

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Popsicle stick snowflakes

This snowflake craft only uses a couple simple materials you probably already have laying around your house!

Materials:

  • 3 popsicle sticks
  • white or light blue tissue paper (regular, metallic, or even glittery!)
  • glue

We had a lot of white tissue paper on hand that we in gifts that we wanted to re-use, so this was a great way to do that. These snowflakes would also look really nice with light blue tissue paper, metallic silver, white glittery… so many possibilities!

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Snowflake Craft

Before beginning this craft, tear pieces of white tissue paper and set aside so they will be ready to stick onto the popsicle sticks.

Next place a drop of glue onto the middle of a craft stick and glue another stick on top. Repeat with the last popsicle stick to layer them in a criss-cross design, as shown below.

Let this dry before moving on. This way the popsicle sticks wont come apart while adding the tissue paper in the next step.

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Snowflake craft ideas

Now it’s time for the fun part! Add a strip of glue to the tops of each popsicle stick. Grab a piece of tissue paper and pinch it to bunch it up just a bit. It doesn’t need to be a tight ball. Stick these bunched pieces of tissue paper onto the popsicle sticks until they are all covered.

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Snowflake crafts for kids

Let dry and your cute snowflake craft is compete!

These make beautiful decorations. Add string to the back to hang them from the wall or ceiling, use a strong magnet on the back for a refrigerator magnet, or place in the window so they can catch the light.

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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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