Here’s a collection spectacular snowflake crafts and activities for kids!

Even though we live in Texas where we rarely have snow, I love snowflakes and snow activities! Maybe it’s because I was born in the northeast (PA).

In Texas we mostly get ice if we get any winter weather at all. But snowflakes are so fascinating! It’s fun to explore the science behind them, and it’s fun to design snowflakes of your own. Here’s a collection of snowflake crafts and activities for elementary aged kids (ages 5 to 10) through middle school (ages 11-13). Middle schoolers may think they are “too old,” but the reality is that they will be capable of making some really cool designs.

This post was updated in January 2024.

We’ll start with one of our favorite materials… LEGO!  You’ll be amazed at how many different LEGO snowflakes kids can design and build.

Perler Beads also work well for designing beautiful snowflakes. Check out our Perler Bead Snowflake Designs.

And of course paper snowflakes are always a must-do activity.  Here’s a post on how to cut and fold awesome paper snowflakes.

Give paper snowflakes a really colorful twist by making them out of origami paper – origami paper snowflakes.

These Marshmallow and Toothpick Snowflakes are one of my top favorite projects! This works well for a wide range of ages, and the supplies are simple and cheap. It’s amazing how complex your designs can be!

LEGO Stamping Snowflakes – use your LEGO bricks as stamps to make the coolest snowflake designs!

People often use craft sticks to make snowflakes, but these Craft Stick Doodle Snowflakes add a fun art element! Another one that works well for all ages.

All you need is paper, a white crayon, and watercolor paints to make these beautiful Watercolor and White Crayon Snowflakes! They would make lovely notecards.

Making pattern block snowflakes is another of my favorite winter activities. This is a fabulous open-ended art idea for kids of all ages.

Use white rubber bands and a geoboard to create beautiful geoboard snowflakes.

Grab some popsicle sticks and make your own popsicle stick snowflake building kit.  Put magnets on the pieces if you want and make it magnetic – we used a magnetic white board as a building surface.

Make beaded pipe cleaner snowflakes from Early Learning Ideas. These are adorable!

Here’s a different type of pipe cleaner snowflakes from The Best Ideas for Kids. Beautiful!

Grow some borax crystal snowflakes. This is a cool science activity with beautiful results. And it’s easy to do!

Learn how to make coffee filter snowflakes from Happy Hooligans.

Here are some snowflakes you can eat!  Make some cinnamon sugar snowflakes from Happy Hooligans.

Have fun creating snowflakes!

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  1. Sam Jan 19, 2024

    It all looks amazing!

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