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Fun ideas for kids to make all kinds of snowflakes.  Children can let their imaginations run wild with colorful coffee filter snowflakes, or have fun cutting out paper snowflakes.  

Kids can make marshmallow snowflakes, crystal snowflakes, glitter snowflakes, and sparkle snowflakes too.

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Children love making gifts for their parents and other adults who are important to them.  But what can they make that will delight the person they are giving the gift to?

Here's how you can quickly and easily get lots of simple, high quality gift ideas that you children can make.  Guaranteed to be fun the children making the gift, and a delight for the person receiving it.

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Colorful Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Materials (coffee filters, markers, newspaper, scissors)

  • Round coffee filters are easiest for the younger children.  Any shape works with older kids. 
  • Color with markers.  Any shapes, any design, any amount.  
  • Plan to experiment with the first ones until the children can see how they turn out. 
  • When finished coloring, move the snowflakes onto newspaper and spray with water. The children can flick drops of water on them,  ring a wet wash cloth over them, anything to get water onto the colored filters.  
  • They dry fast and are very sturdy-they don't fall apart. 
  • Fold at least three times, and then cut out shapes for the snowflake.

Hints

  1. Put the black-brown and grays or muddy colors away. 
  2. When working with younger children, an adult could cut out intricate shapes.  Some younger children are happy with the results of their own cutting skills, but other children can be discouraged about their scissor skills.  If the a child looks discouraged, ask them if they would like to show you where they want it cut.  

 

Paper Snowflakes

Materials - (paper, scissors, glitter - optional)

  1. Start with any square piece of paper.  If you are using a standard sheet of paper, take a bottom corner and diagonal fold it across to the opposite side of the page. Cut off the 2.5 inch strip at the top of the page to create an 8.5 x 8.5 sheet of paper.  Fold it in half.  Fold it in half again creating a smaller square. 
     
  2. One corner will be all folds, the other three corners will have some open edges.  Finding the fold corner is key to making a snowflake.


  3. Turn the paper so that the fold corner is at the bottom.  Fold the corner on the right side over to the left side.  You should now have a long, triangular paper, with the fold corner still at the bottom.


  4. Depending on the thickness of the paper, and the children's skill with scissors, now may be when you start cutting out the snowflakes.  Older children can continue folding the sides together to get narrower pieces of paper.
  5. Cut off the tip opposite the fold corner.  It can be point or rounded depending on the shape you want for your snowflake points.
  6. Continue cutting out bits of the snowflake, but be sure to keep intact enough of the fold lines running out from the fold corner.
  7. Open up your snowflake when you are finished cutting.
  8. Use glitter glue to decorate it if you want.

 

 

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Children love making gifts for their parents and other adults who are important to them.  But what can they make that will delight the person they are giving the gift to?

Here's how you can quickly and easily get lots of simple, high quality gift ideas that you children can make.  Guaranteed to be fun the children making the gift, and a delight for the person receiving it.

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