These simple snowflake ornaments are perfect for kids to make. The jumbo popsicle sticks are easier for preschoolers to hold. Brushing the glue and sprinkling the beads add some extra fine motor to this activity, too. (And those of you who’ve been following my blog awhile know how much I love that!) This is a fun, quiet activity that can be done in the classroom or at the kitchen table. While this particular activity was done with preschoolers, it can easily be adapted for older children as well, perhaps adding more details.
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Simple Snowflake Ornaments for Kids
What you will need:
- Jumbo craft sticks
- Silver spray paint
- White glue
- Your choice of small seed beads
- If you wish to hang them, ribbon
Assembling the snowflakes:
An adult needs to spray the craft sticks in a well-ventilated area prior to the activity. For younger children, you can glue the sticks ahead of time as well to make a snowflake.
Creating the snowflakes:
Pour glue into a container and provide a paint brush. Invite the children to brush the glue on the surface of the sticks. Have the tiny beads in a separate tray and show the children how to pinch the seeds from the tray and sprinkle them across the sticks.
Allow the glue to dry thoroughly and shake off any excess seeds.
What you can do with these snowflakes:
They can be propped in wreaths or hung in a tree. If hanging, punch a hole in the stick and loop ribbon through it.
More snowflake ideas:
Frozen Snowflake Art (Paging Fun Mums)
Rainbow Snowflake Window Art (Two-Daloo)
Snowflake Slime (Little Bins for Little Hands)
Paper Tube Snowflakes (Make and Takes)
More ideas for young children:
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