1st grade Crafts for Kids Kindergarten Preschool Winter

Sticky Yarn Snowflakes Craft For Kids

Looking for pretty and unique snowflake crafts to make with your kids this December, January, and February? Kids will have fun making this beautiful Yarn Snowflakes to celebrate winter!  This snowflake craft preschool is such a fun project to make with pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, and first grade kids that make lovely decorations.

Looking for pretty and unique snowflake crafts to make with your kids this December, January, and February? Kids will have fun making this beautiful Yarn Snowflakes to celebrate winter!  This snowflake craft preschool is such a fun project to make with pre-k, toddler, kindergarten, and first grade kids that make lovely decorations.

Yarn Snowflakes

It’s officially winter and very cold outside where I live. So it is now the perfect time to bring out the craft supplies and do some winter crafts! These “Sticky” Yarn Snowflake Craft For Kids involves sensory play and fine motor practice, but also results in beautiful snowflakes to display all winter. This snow flake craft is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers kindergartners, and grade 1 students.

Another thing I like about this craft is that it involves sensory play with the glue and yarn. For my kids, pushing yarn into the glue, stirring it around, and choosing a sticky piece to use was a big hit. I also like that there is fine motor practice involved as the yarn is carefully picked out and placed along the lines.

These snowflakes can be adapted based on what you have on hand or your child’s age, so feel free to get creative!

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Snowflake Craft Preschool

These craft snowflakes for kids to make only require a couple simple materials you probably already have on hand:

  • Yarn – we used white, silver, grey, and blue
  • FREE Snowflake Template (or use your favorite coloring page, draw one, our use other template
  • Cutting board, cookie sheet, piece of cardboard or anything flat to work on
  • Wax Paper
  • Tape
  • Washable School Glue (PVA glue)
  • A small bowl
  • Scissors
  • Optional: jewels, glitter, sequins, etc.

snowflake crafts using wax paper, yarn, school glue, and jewels

Preschool Snowflake Craft

I decided to use a cutting board as a work surface that I didn’t mind getting glue on (the Elmer’s glue we used is non-toxic and washes off).

I printed the printable snowflakes to use as a template. (above)
Next I laid the printable down on the cutting board, put a piece of wax paper on top, and then taped down the edges so it wouldn’t move around.
yarn snowflake craft for kids

Snowflake crafts

We found that it is easiest if the yarn is cut into smaller pieces. I used the template as a guide and cut several pieces of yarn.
Next we squeezed some glue into a small bowl (my toddlers favorite part). You can add a small amount of water if the glue is thick (keeping in mind the more water you add, the longer it takes dry and the snowflakes will be less stiff).

Time for messy fun! The boys put the yarn into the bowl with the glue, and stirred and mushed it around with their fingers.

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Winter Craft for Preschoolers

Pick one piece of yarn out of the bowl at a time and lay it down onto the wax paper, using the snowflake template as a guide. Continue doing this until the snowflake shape is complete and you are satisfied with your design.

Sticky Yarn Snowflake Craft For Kids

Snowflake crafts for kids

Optional: Add sparkle! For some we used glitter and just sprinkled onto the wet snowflakes.
Snowflake Craft Preschool

Winter art activities for preschoolers

If you’re adding heavier embellishments like jewels or beads, you may need to use glue.
Let dry completely. Dry time will vary depending on the glue brand and if water was added. Ours took about 24 hours.
Sticky Yarn Snowflake Craft For Kids

Snow Flake craft Ideas

Cut the snowflakes out leaving a border of wax paper around them for stability. You can also peel the snowflakes off of the wax paper, but I I chose to leave our on the wax paper for durability. Plus, I liked the “icy” look of the wax paper.

Yarn Snowflakes

Here are some ideas for displaying your creation:

  • Tape them to a window to use as a sun catcher
  • String them in a row onto yarn or ribbon to make a banner.
  • Attach each one to a string individually to hang from the ceiling to make it look like falling snow!
  • Glue one to a piece of construction paper and add a snowflake poem, a verse about being special and unique (like a snowflake), or write a story about your snowflake.
Snowamn Craft using Glue  easy-snow-globe-craft-for-kids Wreaths are one of my favorite decorations during the holiday season! Especially ones that my daughter makes. This super cute snowman wreath craft uses a paper plate snowman to create a winter wreath craft for kids that is perfect for December and January. This cute snowman craft is perfect for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students to make. It is sure to be your favorite snowman craft ideas you make this holiday season.  If you are looking for fun, creative snowman craft ideas, you will love this adorable snowman suncatcher craft. This winter craft for preschoolers is sure to be a hit with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and up! All you need are a few simple materials to make this cute paper plate snowman project!

Snowman Crafts

Snowly owls are so beautiful and kids go nuts over the cute snowy owl babies! Although they live in the arctic, they have been seen as far south as Tennessee and Georgia. Whether you get a chance to see one in person, are looking for a cute winter craft for kids, or are doing an owls theme. This adorable owl craft is a must! This snowy owl craft for kids is a fun project for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. This owl crafts for kids is fun and easy to make this January! Sticky Yarn Snowflake Craft for Kids - This is such a cute, clever winter craft perfect for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and more. #snowflakes #wintercrafts #yarncrafts 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! winter-craft-for-preschoolers

Winter Crafts

Whether it’s cold and snow outside or not, this snow slime is the perfect winter activity for kids! The fun textures, shimmer, and beauty make this one of our favorite January activities for preschoolers. Use this snow activities in your winter theme with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders. easy-snow-ice-cream Outrageously FUN snowman activity that is part craft, activity, and winter stem too! Grab free worksheet to use with snowman launcher !

Winter Activities

Snow Volcano This outrageously FUN Exploding Snowman is a fun winter science experiment for kids of all ages from toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students. This STEM experiment is super simple to try using common materials you already have in your kitchen! Use this as a snowman activity to teach kids a little chemistry with this baking soda and vinegar experiment. 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. 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.

Winter Science

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!

Snowman CVC Words Activity free printable Make listening for initial sounds in words FUN with this beginning sounds match! Use this hot cocoa themed phonics activity in December, January, and February. The winter printables has kindergarten, pre-k, and first grade students sort the phonics marshmallows into the correct alphabet mugs based on the beginning sounds for kids. Add this phonics printable to your winter theme for literacy. Simply download pdf file with the beginning sounds game to make learning fun even if it is cold and snowy outside!  winter-syllables  mitten-blends-puzzles

Winter Printables

free-snowman-telling-time-activity Winter Worksheets for Preschoolers free-snowman-multiplicaiton-puzzles FREE Adorable Counting Snowman Reader

Snowman Math

Snowman printables shape puzzles Children will have fun building and counting with this no-prep Winter Math Activity! These free printable snap cube pattern cards are a great way to help kids learn to follow directions and think spacially. This unifix cubes printables are perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first graders too. Simply print cube worksheets and you are ready to play and learn with  the free snap free printables. Kids will have fun practicing addition and subtraction with hot chocolate math. These free printable, fact family worksheets are an easy, no prep way for kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students to practice addition and subtraction fact families.  Simply download pdf file with these addition and subtraction worksheets and you are ready to get some needed practice this winter during December, January, and February. winter skip counting puzzles

Winter Math

Kids will have fun decorating these super cute, winter coloring pages with crayons, markers, and colored pencils! From snowmen, penguins, snowballs, sledding, and more - we've got lots of fun winter coloring sheets to choose from. Simply download pdf file with free winter coloring sheets for toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and 2nd grade students to colour this December, January, and February. winter-color-worksheets-with-bingo-markers  

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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