Check out these super simple snowflake crafts for kids! A great way to keep little hands busy this winter while working on fine motor coordination and grasping skills!
Today, we’re featuring one of our most popular posts from the past year! People love the beaded snowflakes (above) because of how easy they are for kids to make themselves and because the project requires only simple craft materials that you probably already have around the house.
This was such a popular fine motor project that we decided to give it a little makeover, using the same idea to create beaded ornaments for other seasons too. These easy fine motor activities will keep little hands busy, no matter what time of year! Try making a bouquet of the flowers as a back-to-school gift for your child’s teacher, or a garland of snowflakes to string around the Christmas tree!
What You’ll Need:
-Clear and white 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.
Help kids string a couple of beads at one end of a pipe cleaner. Have him make a loop (flower petal), twisting the end of the pipe cleaner around the middle of the pipe cleaner. String on a couple more beads and then twist the pipe cleaner around itself again, making another petal. Continue until you have a flower! String (or glue) a larger bead or button on to make the center of the flower. Add a green pipe cleaner for a stem!
How to change it up:
-Make snowflakes and flowers 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 on the snowflakes.
Skill Areas Addressed:
Bilateral coordination, fine motor skills, grasp, motor control, visual motor integration
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kim- Today's Creative Blog says
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
Thanks so much Kim! We really appreciate being featured on your awesome site! :)
Thank you. Being married to a scientist and enjoying science myself, I teach my students that all snowflakes have six sides, not eight.
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.
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Heather @ Crayon Box Chronicles says
These turned out lovely! I love the simplicity for kids too. Thank you for sharing. :)
Hi Heather! You’re welcome! Thank you so much for reaching out to us! We love to hear when others try out the activities!
How fun! Featuring on my after school post on Monday!
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! :)
Anna@The Measured Mom says
Thank you for sharing this with us at the After School Linky!
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