Around this time of year, our kids get really excited about Christmas and winter themed crafts. We’re lucky because they’re creative and motivated in the DIY department all year round, but they get particularly excited about crafts when we can help them put some kind of holiday spin on things! Lately they’ve really been feeling the idea of making crafty snowflakes in all kinds of different ways, so we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for cute DIY snowflake tutorials that we know they’ve never tried before.
Just in case you love the idea of making DIY snowflake crafts with your kids this holiday season just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration!
1. DIY pasta snowflake ornament
If you’ve never done pasta crafting before with your kids then we’re very sorry indeed to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something awesome! We’d suggest fixing that right away by making these surprisingly beautiful dried pasta snowflakes! iCreative Ideas shows you not only how to make all different shapes and styles using different types of pasta, but also how to glitter them so they sparkle across your room if you hang them up.
2. DIY snowflake string art
Are your kids a little bit older and feeling up to more of a challenge because they’ve been finding a lot more patience in skilled and slightly more complicated crafts lately? In that case, we’d definitely suggest introducing them to the concept of string art at a beginner’s level! This tutorial from Erin Spain has an awesome starter tutorial for showing you how to make a cute snowflake.
3. DIY paper snowflake ornament
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making slightly more advanced snowflake crafts because you’re kids are a little older now and you’re looking for something to do together that both they and you will find entertaining? Well, if you’ve ever been a fan of paper projects then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Bees DIY made this stunning star ornament from glittery woven paper strips!
4. Paper plate snowflake yarn art
Are your kids actually still quite young bur you’ve been hoping to introduce them to the very basics of sewing and hand stitching soon? Well, believe it or not, a snowflake craft just might be one of the easiest ways to do that! We’d encourage you to do take a look at the way I Heart Crafty Things did a little bit of yarn weaving through the base of a paper plate to make a pretty snowflake pattern in whatever colour they pleased.
5. Beautiful paper snowflake templates
Have you made paper snowflakes with your kids plenty of times before but lately they’ve been itching to make slightly fancier ones rather than just cutting random triangle shapes into creased sides like before? In that case, perhaps it’s time to step up your collective game and teach them how to follow a template in order to cut something a little more intricate! This lovely guide featured in detail on Abbi Kirsten Collections is a perfect example of what we mean.
6. Pretty branch and paper snowflake wall hanging
Have you actually already cut a number of stunning paper snowflakes this year and now you’re contemplating how they might be best displayed? Then we’d suggest sending one of the kids into the backyard for a medium sized branch and taking a look at how Crafted Sparrow made this lovely wall hanging mobile with paper snowflakes appearing to float below where they’re strung to the branch!
7. “Blizzard in a bottle” snowflake sensory craft
In the process of becoming a DIY parent, one of our very favourite discoveries in the world of kids’ crafting has absolutely been sensory crafts. Within that category specifically, we’ve become really big fans of eclectically calming water jars. We’re sure you can imagine our excitement, then, when we came across this snowflake themed version outlined step by simple step on No Time for Flashcards!
8. Winter snowflake chandelier
Perhaps it’s actually you that really wants to make something beautiful and snowflake themed that you can hang up as winter decor in your house, but you’re looking for something that’s still fun for your kids to help you with? Well, if you’ve ever enjoyed whimsical aesthetics and slightly girlier looking pieces then we think you might get along very well indeed with this lovely lace and snowflake trim hanging mobile outlined step by step on Home Stories A to Z!
9. Glue gun snowflakes
Are your kids old enough to safely use a glue gun on their own but still young enough to find hands-on crafts a whole lot of fun? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Muslin & Merlot made these awesomely textured how glue snowflakes by literally creating the shape from the glue itself! We love how they painted them using nail polish to ensure the colour would actually show up on the dried, plastic-like glue.
10. DIY snowflake mason jars
Of all the DIY skills you’ve practiced over the years, has painting always been your number one craft of choice? Well, especially if you actually feel rather confident in your freehand painting skills, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at the way It All Started With Paint made these lovely painted and snowflake detailed decorative mason jars in several shades!
11. Borax snowflake craft
In our house, the crafts that always go over with the most success are usually those that have a little bit of an extra interactive or hands-on element to them. Anything that even remotely resembles a science experiment type activity, for example, will keep them busy for hours on end! That’s part of why this awesomely crystallized pipe cleaner and Borax snowflake project from Growing Up Gabel caught our eye so well. It’s not that the project took hours itself, but rather that our kids made about 12 of them in one sitting because they enjoyed the project so much.
12. Popsicle stick snowflake Christmas card display
Are you still thinking about the idea of making something decorative for yourself that your kids can totally get in on helping with, but you think you might need something a little easier? In that case, we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along a little better with this adorable Christmas card snowflake display wall piece that’s made nice and simply out of popsicle sticks! Get the full details for making one of your own on Rain or Shine.
13. Pretty snowflakes from old book pages
Do you come from a family of bookworms to the point that sometimes you even pick up books that are too worn or damaged to read, just because you don’t want them going to waste? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to make something like these fantastic scrap book page snowflakes that Tifani Lyn teaches you to create using simple paper looping techniques that are actually akin to a beginner’s step in paper quilling!
14. Coffee filter cutout snowflakes
Ae you still quite interested in the idea of making cutout snowflakes and your kids are still young enough to do better free-handing their designs than following a template, but you still want to jazz the process up for a little novelty? Then perhaps they’d get at least a temporary kick out of cutting their snowflakes from coffee filters instead of regular white paper! See how it’s done nice and simply thanks to The Pink Couch.
15. DIY wooden snowflake shelf
Have you really been scrolling through our list hoping to find something a little more advanced to make for yourself, but you’re quite a handy crafter and you’re looking for something a little more structured? Well, if you have any kind of experience in wood working, then we think you simply must check out this stunning (and shockingly simple) wall mounted snowflake trinket shelf outlined in great step by step detail thanks to Woodshop Diaries!
Have you made other fantastic snowflake themed DIY projects before that you were very happy with indeed and still put on display but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!