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snowflake craft

Need some easy winter crafts for kids to get through these dreary gray months?  You’ve come to the right place! Things were looking pretty bare around here once all the Christmas decorations came down.  Waking up to a beautiful snowy day this morning inspired us to create some new winter decorations to brighten things up again!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: white/silver/iridescent pipe cleaners, clear/light blue/silver beads, fishing line (optional – to hang your snowflakes!)

WHAT TO DO: Help kids twist pipe cleaners around each other to make snowflake shapes.  Then, set them loose to make their own glittery, shiny, snowy creations by choosing beads they like and stringing them onto the ends of the pipe cleaners.

HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Make snowflakes of all different sizes by cutting the pipe cleaners into smaller sections or leaving them full length.
-Cut small (1 ½-inch) sections of pipe cleaners and twist them around the ends of each longer pipe cleaner for added decorations.

SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Bilateral coordination, fine motor skills, grasp, motor control, visual motor integration

Want to take a closer look at the skills kids are using in this activity?  Check out our Clinical Closeup page, where we break down the skills listed below in terms everyone can understand.

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10 Responses to “EASY CRAFTS FOR KIDS: BEADED SNOWFLAKE”

  1. thank you for submitting your snowflake craft to InspirationDIY.com Looks like all you needed to do was resize your photo. I grabbed it and added it to the site! Thank you

  2. MJ says:

    Thank you. Being married to a scientist and enjoying science myself, I teach my students that all snowflakes have six sides, not eight.

  3. Jill says:

    These are lovely! I was just thinking how drab things look here now that the holiday bling has been taken down. I think these would be great for brightening any room.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  4. These turned out lovely! I love the simplicity for kids too. Thank you for sharing. :)

    • admin says:

      Hi Heather! You’re welcome! Thank you so much for reaching out to us! We love to hear when others try out the activities!

  5. Megan says:

    How fun! Featuring on my after school post on Monday!

    • admin says:

      Thank you so much, Megan! It is a fun and super easy activity that we have been doing with our preschoolers and grade school kiddos at work. They ALL love it!! And, as a mom, I love the sparkle they have brought to my windows! :)

  6. Thank you for sharing this with us at the After School Linky!

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