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Sparkling Suzie Snowflake


White tissue paper
Safety scissors
White glue
Blue construction paper
White crystal glitter


1. In advance, cut out 6" (15 cm) squares of white tissue papers, one per child or let the children
help cut them out.
2. Talk to the children about snowflakes and how they are formed. Explain that all snowflakes
have six points but every design is different. Say that today they are going to make and decorate
their own snowflakes.
3. Give the children the squares and show them how to make the following folds:
fold it in half, then in half again, then in thirds. It will end up looking like an ice cream cone.
4. Help the children use safety scissors to cut off the top of their folded square with a slight
slant, then cut out notches on all three sides.
5. Then the children can open the square and see the beautiful snowflake. Glue to the blue
construction paper and decorate with glitter.
More to do
Art: Make a giant snowflake using the same folding and cutting procedure. Laminate with contact
paper or cold laminating plastic. They should be large enough for children to hold and see
the through center cuts, to pretend they are snowflakes.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Weather
Content: Science
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 4 Years Old
Interaction: Individual Child

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