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


What to do

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.


-Mary Brehm, Aurora, OH

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