Back in the fall, we made art with construction paper shapes made from tracing pattern blocks.  It was a lot of fun, and I was very happy with how our projects turned out.  I decided that we would try cutting out pattern block shapes from white construction paper and make snowflakes!  Last year, I saw this post about pattern block snowflakes on love2learn2day and thought that it was such a neat idea.

The boys planned out their snowflakes by building them on the table with pattern blocks.  This was Gresham’s design (age 6):

Then, they created their designs on paper:

Gresham had a hard time lining up his design on the paper (he had it all arranged nicely, and then his hand kept moving the pieces while gluing), but I think he did a pretty good job considering he’s only 6!

I showed Owen (age 3) several images of real snowflakes on the computer since he has no concept of what snow is, and then gave him some glue and shapes and let him have at it!

He sure loves glue!  Here is his finished snowflake:

The snowflakes made such a pretty display hanging from the light fixture in our school room!

Find more Christmas craft ideas on my Christmas Pinterest Board


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  1. Kara Dec 9, 2012

    What a great idea!! I love your boys' snowflakes!

  2. maggy, red ted art Dec 10, 2012

    Oooh what a great idea! And those pattern blocks do take me back.

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!



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