Inside: Snowflake ornaments for kids couldn’t get any easier. With a few simple materials they can create some festive ornaments for their tree!
These simple snowflake ornaments are perfect for kids to make.
The jumbo popsicle sticks are easier for preschoolers to hold.
While this particular activity was done with preschoolers, it can easily be adapted for older children as well, perhaps adding more details.
We love making ornaments at school! Check out these favorites:
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
NOTE: Since creating these snowflake ornaments, I’ve discovered acrylic mirror craft sticks that would eliminate needing to use spray paint. I haven’t tried them, but will definitely do so the next time we create the ornaments.
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.
See note above if you’d rather not use spray paint. You could use acrylic silver mirror craft sticks instead.)
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)