This nature snowflake craft is perfect for preschoolers and older kids! Kids will love weaving pieces of nature on the stick snowflake and the end result is beautiful each and every time. Head outside to collect some pieces of nature and get crafting! Don’t miss my secret trick for making this a kid-friendly craft.
Winter is here, along with the cold air and snow. It’s the perfect time to make some beautiful winter crafts with your kids! This snowflake craft is easy to make and is the perfect decoration. They looks so pretty hung in a window, on a wall, or placed on a shelf.
Don’t miss my secret trick for making this a kid-friendly craft!
Here’s what you’ll need..
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Here’s How We Made our Snowflake Craft:
Paint your pieces of nature. Kids will love this step! Painting pieces of nature is so soothing, making this a very calming craft.
We collected sticks and evergreen pieces outside and used some baby’s breath from a holiday bouquet. I let them dry on parchment paper. We did not paint the flowers.
I hot glued the sticks together before I tied them. This helped the sticks stay in place while I secured them with string.
Tie the string around the sticks to keep them in place. I started by wrapping the string around the sticks and tying a knot.
I continued around the whole star, winding the string around each section and tying as I went. Once I finished tying the string around each section, I cut end pieces.
This next little trick makes this a kid-friendly craft! Wrap little rubber bands around the sticks! You can wrap one or two on each stick. Kids can slide the pieces of nature through the rubber bands and they will stay put. This is so much easier than glue and mess-free!
You already have these rubber bands if you made the mummy rock craft from Halloween! We used the same white rubber bands in that activity.
They work so well in this snowflake craft because they blend right in with the white paint!
Weave your pieces of nature. Slide them right through the little white rubber bands.
This is great fine motor work!
You can experiment with different types of nature! Older children might enjoy weaving flowers with long stems through multiple rubber bands.
They look so pretty when finished! Which is your favorite snowflake?
Give this snowflake craft a try today! You will love making these nature snowflakes with your children on a snowy day:)
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I hope you give this snowflake craft a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.