Snowflake Crafts for Kids of All Ages

When I was teaching, I found that no matter what the age or grade level, the kids loved to make snowflakes!

As soon as winter rolls around, it’s time to start those snowflake crafts. 


The most wonderful thing about snowflake crafts is that they are seasonal; these great winter decorations and crafts that don’t relate to any specific religious holiday that takes place in the winter.

When I taught, there were no holiday parties allowed in school, but I made sure my classes had a winter party, and age-appropriate snowflake crafts always made their way into the agenda.


For most of us, when we hear “making snowflakes”, our first thought is the lacy paper snowflakes that all of us made in our childhood.

Yes, this page has many links for different types of the traditional paper snowflake patterns. 

You will find easy snowflakes made from coffee filters for the tiny kiddos, as well as more complex paper snowflake patterns for the older kids who can cut thicker folded papers and trace intricate designs. 

Be sure to look at the “Snowflakery'' link!  Make a paper snowflake by simply printing the templates at the size you prefer, fold on the dotted lines, and then cut away the black areas. 

These turn out just amazingly intricate paper snowflakes with only a few simple steps.

But there are so many other fun and creative ways to make beautiful snowflakes as well! 


Our family has a tradition of making and exchanging holiday ornaments, and one year we made beaded snowflakes as the special ornament to give to the extended family.

Although ours were Christmas tree ornaments, these crystal snowflakes make wonderful decorations for your windows, catching that winter sunlight.

We used different shaped beads in pastels, white, and clear, strung them on pipe cleaners, and we had the most beautiful and stunning snowflake craft!  Faceted beads make this a show stopper!

Tutorials for these and other beaded snowflake crafts can be found below.

Another beautiful snowflake craft to hang in the window to catch the sun is the stained glass snowflake.  I saw these and knew we had to make them this year.  Even my 15-year-old would love this!

They are definitely for the upper elementary age and above, but they don’t appear to be too difficult.

What crafter doesn’t have a hoard of craft/popsicle sticks on hand?  Several of the snowflake crafts below use these sticks as the foundation for the snowflakes. 

You can easily set up a snowflake crafting area by laying out glue, blue and white paints, sequins, feathers, those popsicle sticks, gems and shiny snowflake confetti.  Let the kids get creative!  They will love this.


Drawing snowflakes appears to be a challenging activity, but not with the downloadable printable we have for you!  It has only five steps; even the younger kids will find this an easy snowflake to make.

We were also able to find a great set of winter coloring pages, including a page of snowflakes that you can print out for any age. They can be colored or cut out or even both!!!

Take some time to scroll down this page and learn how to make snowflakes using surprising materials like cotton swabs, borax, buttons, doilies, puzzle pieces and more!

You are going to be blown away by our blizzard of snowflake patterns and tutorials!

Looking for adult snowflake crafts to make?  Check out our decorating with snowflakes page!

Snowflake Crafts for Kids of All Ages

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Beaded Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes Ornaments DIY

Check out these beaded snowflake ornaments! They are so pretty and easy to make with pipe cleaners and beads. Red Ted Art

Beaded Snowflake Ornaments

Simple materials - beads, chenille stems and ribbon - is all that is needed for kids to get creative and make beaded snowflakes. Naturally Educational

Button Snowflake Craft

Give the kids some buttons, popsicle sticks, glue and white paint (optional) and let them go to town making button snowflakes. Red Ted Art

Button Snowmen

Button snowmen ornaments are so cute and easy to make with the free instructions here. Super Mom Hacks

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

This snowflake preschool craft is a timeless classic. Kids can make these snowflakes in plain white or color the coffee filters first. Red Ted Art

Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

A fun winter science activity. Beautiful crystal snowflake ornaments are easy to make with this simple borax crystal growing recipe! Little Bins for Little Hands

Easy Snowflake Crafts

From toddlers to preschoolers to Kindergarten and beyond, these snowflakes so easy. The Chaos and The Clutter

Glitter Snowflake Ornament

Kids can make glitter snowflake ornaments and add some sparkle to the holiday season. Two Kids And A Coupon

Glittery “Stained Glass” Snowflakes

Brighten up those dark and dreary winter days with some stained glass snowflakes. Happiness is Homemade

How to Draw Snowflakes

Kids will enjoy learning how to draw snowflakes with this tutorial. Kiddy Charts

Paper Doily Snowflakes

With doilies, liquid watercolor and a few supplies, kids can make fun colorful snowflakes. Happy Hooligans

Paper Snowflake - How to Make a Paper Snowflake

Learn how to make 3D paper snowflakes. These attractive snowflakes look beautiful as a homemade decoration to hang on walls, in windows or on your tree. This is a fun project for kids and adults.

Paper Snowflakes

Directions for making paper snowflakes. Maddy and Maverick

Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

Pipe cleaner snowflakes are super easy for kids to make. Happy Hooligans

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Craft

Simple Popsicle Stick Snowflakes are an easy Christmas craft for toddlers and preschoolers to make for the Christmas tree. Happy Hooligans

Puzzle Piece Snowflake

Upcycle jigsaw puzzle pieces into snowflakes to hang around. Red Ted Art

Q-Tip Snowflake Craft

To make these snowflakes with your kids, gather up things you already have in the house: Q-tips, glue, string and a pair of scissors. Easy Crafts for Kids

Six Pointed Snowflake

With these instructions, after folding the paper, kids can snip away and make six pointed snowflakes for holiday decorations in their rooms and elsewhere in the home. Red Ted Art

Snowflake Coloring Page

Are your kids dreaming of snow and snowflakes? Well, print some snowflake coloring pages and let them color them or simply cut them out for a wintery wonderland. Kiddy Charts

Snowflake Ornaments With Beads

With this tutorial, kids can make fun snowflake ornaments for the holiday. Honey & Lime

Snowflake Paper Crafts

Paper snowflakes are a common winter activity. They are pretty simple and here is how to make them. Easy Crafts for Kids

Snowflake Paper Plate Twirler

Kids will have fun spinning a snowflake paper plate twirler or see them spinning from the ceiling as a decoration. Craft On Sea

Snowflake Sun Catcher

This fabulous sun catcher craft will entertain kids on those dreary winter days when it's too cold or too snowy to play outside. East TN Family Fun

Snowflake Wand

With the cold weather or the snowy weather, it's the perfect time for kids to make a quick and easy snowflake wand. Once made, they will have fun playing with it. In The Playroom


How to create paper snowflakes. mmmcrafts

Straw Snowflake Ornaments & Prints

This easy Snowflake Craft can be made as Straw Snowflake Ornaments or used to make your own Snowflake Gift Wrap. Or why not make both! Learn how! Red Ted Art

Tissue Paper and Twig Snowflake

This snowflake art activity is great for any age- toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten. It's simple too. Buggy and Buddy

Washy Tape Snowflake Card

With cardstock, washy tape, hole punch and glue, a child can create a card to give to family and friends. Learn how to make the card with this free tutorial. Best Toys 4 Toddlers

White Clay Snowflakes

With just three ingredients, kids can make clay snowflakes to display around the home. The Imagination Tree

Winter Craft Snowflake Decoration For Kids

Preschoolers and toddlers will enjoy making fun snowflakes to hang around the home. The Inspiration Edit

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