These popsicle stick snowflakes are one of my favorite winter activities for preschoolers. Use them to brighten up the classroom or the home. The colorful snowflakes are so easy to make and kids love them!
This is really one of my favorite popsicle stick winter crafts! Let’s begin.
Make Super Colorful Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
December and January bring with a lot of blah weather.
You know the kind — cloudy and dreary, when the sun seems to disappear for days.
But getting to create some amazing preschool winter crafts, like these super sparkly popsicle stick snowflakes, can brighten up even the dreariest winter day!
Related: Christmas activities for preschoolers
Materials for popsicle stick snowflakes
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Notched craft sticks
Colorful craft sticks
Mini craft sticks
How to put the craft stick snowflakes together
Using a glue gun, I glued sets of 4 craft sticks to make the snowflakes.
Many of them were already done, as we’d make Christmas ornaments with them previously.
I made enough so each child could make a large notched snowflake, a mini snowflake, and an already colorful snowflake.
Related: Snowball Winter Activities for Kids
First I had the children go wild with the colorful craft stick snowflakes.
Glitter glue, sequins, pompoms, and pony beads abounded!
The boys and girls seriously had a blast decorating their snowflakes. I got in on the fun, too, of course!
Once the super decorated snowflakes were done, I let the kids break out the paints.
Using any variation of paints they wanted, the children made the plain ol’ wooden snowflakes into beautifully colored snowflakes. I enjoyed watching their enthusiasm for painting — they seemed to love it just as much as the decorating.
Use the popsicle stick snowflakes to make garlands
Once we had all of the awesomely colorful snowflakes done, I wanted to come up with a way to display them. This led to the creation of snowflake garlands for our classroom windows.
I hot glued regular clothespins to the backs of the larger snowflakes, and mini clothespins to the smaller snowflakes.
Next, I placed hooks on either side of each classroom window, and then strung some fishing wire between the hooks.
I left just a little give so the weight of the snowflakes didn’t pull the wire down too far. Then the snowflakes were clipped to the fishing wire. And voila . . . snowflake garlands to brighten up the classroom (and the school hallway)!
Check out my Winter Pinterest board for more wintry fun! What kind of winter crafts are you doing with your kiddos/students? Any fun suggestions for me? I’m always up for trying something new! 🙂
Preschool Snow Lesson Plans
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 learning activities related to the theme.
This set includes active hands-on learning ideas, book suggestions, and the following printables:
- Snowflake Roll and Color Graphing
- 2 Sets of Snowflake Number Cards for 0-35
- Snowflake Beginning Sounds Activity for Sounds /s/, /t/, and /m/
- Upper- and Lowercase Snowflake Letter Matching Puzzles
- Snowflake Patterning and Sorting Cards
- Count the Snowflakes Emergent Math Reader for Numbers 1 to 5
- Count the Snowflakes Emergent Math Reader for Numbers 1 to 10
Get your snowflake lesson plans at Preschool Teacher 101 or Teachers Pay Teachers
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