Enjoy These Easy Preschool Snowflake Crafts From Great Wolf Lodge!
Your winter wonderland awaits at Snowland this year, with activities and fun sure to bring your whole pack holly jolly joy. And the fun starts here: with our list of holiday-themed arts and crafts, we are so excited to bring the magic of Snowland right to your home!
Bringing our list of holiday items to life is the perfect activity for pack bonding time, a snowy day inside, or a festive party project! Afterward, your pups can gift these to friends and family, and you can even decorate your home with your cheery creations to warm your holiday spirit with pride.
Check out our list of preschool snowflake crafts below to get your creative juices flowing and craft away.
Snowflake Crafts for Kids
Snowflake crafts are a great activity to introduce to young kids. Not only will your little ones have a blast making beautiful snowflakes, but they’ll also have the opportunity to explore different materials, experiment with color mixing, and exercise their little hands in new and unfamiliar ways.
Now, let’s get started!
1. Coffee Filter Snowflake
Have fun creating colorful snowflakes with the kids! This one is a great way to keep the kids entertained when the weather turns cold. Even better, it’s super easy to put together. All you need are some coffee filters, washable markers, an eyedropper, and a cup of water to get started. Check out the instructions below!
Step 1: Flatten your coffee filter on a hard surface.
Step 2: Create a colorful pattern using your markers. Remember, the less white space is left, the more vibrant your snowflake will appear.
Step 3: Add a few droplets of water to the coffee filter using your eyedropper. Spread it around to wet the entire surface, but don’t go overboard. The wetter it gets, the longer it will take to dry.
Step 4: Let dry overnight. You can also dry them in the oven using low heat.
Step 5: Fold the coffee filter in half. Fold again, about 1/3 of the way over. Fold again so that all the edges are lined up. Fold once more to create a triangle.
Step 6: Begin cutting pieces out of the folded coffee filter. Don’t be afraid to get creative here. You can cut out half hearts, circles, diamonds, and more. The more elaborate your design, the more unique your snowflake will be.
Step 7: Unfold and enjoy your creation! You can showcase your art by hanging it from the ceiling using a paperclip and some string. Or, you can tape it to the window!
2. Snowflake Origami
Get ready for another one of our favorite kids’ activities. These origami snowflakes are super fun to put together and look absolutely gorgeous once completed. They’re also an incredibly low-maintenance activity. All you need is a piece of paper and scissors to get started on this fun, winter craft.
Step 1: Start with a square piece of paper. Fold the paper in a half diagonal to make a triangle.
Step 2: Next, fold the triangle in half so the pointy corners meet.
Step 3: Fold your triangle into thirds.
Step 4: Open to reveal the center flap. Fold the center flap towards the center line.
Step 5: Fold the left flap over the right flap to create the shape shown above.
Step 6: Tilt, then cut across the bottom of your paper so it is straight.
Step 7: Cut the folded paper with variations of straight and curvy lines. Get creative with your snowflake designs by experimenting with different sizes and shapes of cutouts.
Step 8: Gently unfold the paper to see your unique snowflakes!
How Can These Crafts Help Improve Fine Motor Skills?
Snowflake crafts for kids aren’t just fantastic fun, they’re also great for their development. The intricacies attached to these projects encourage toddlers and preschoolers to exercise muscles they may not be accustomed to using. All that kneading, squeezing, coloring, and cutting is also an easy way to improve coordination.
If you’re looking for more snowflake fun, check out these ideas from our friends over at Kids Craft Room, Happy Toddler Playtime, and Red Ted Art. They’re bringing you even more snowflake crafts for kids. This time, you can incorporate more materials into your project, including pipe cleaners, plastic beads, and popsicle sticks!
More From Great Wolf Lodge
Looking for more winter crafts from Great Wolf Lodge? We’ve got you covered. Check out the rest of our blog for fun things to do at home with the kids. We’ve got tons of other activities to explore, from recipes, trivia, to science experiments, and much more!