I am all about simple crafts. It only takes five minutes and you can use stuff that you already have around the house? Count me in. Bonus if you can do some teaching with the crafting. Oh, it also has to be easy enough for a two-year-old. That’s not too much to ask, is it?
This craft was inspired by the book Snow by Cynthia Rylant, but it would work well with any snow book. It doesn’t discriminate. It’s an all-inclusive craft. 🙂
Step 1: Assemble materials: Q-tips, glue, scissors, and aluminum foil (or wax paper)
Step 2: Teaching time! Look at pictures of snowflakes in the book and count the points. Talk about symmetry and notice how the “arms” are directly across from each other. If you want to google “how do snowflakes form” and do a mini-science lesson, go for it! This is a good place to start.
Step 3: Cut 3 Q-tips in half. More teaching! Use the word half and explain that it is two equal parts. Practice counting by twos.
Step 4: Fun part! Squeeze a puddle of glue about the size of a penny on aluminum foil (or wax paper…whichever you have).
Step 5: Arrange 6 Q-tip halves in glue puddle so they are symmetrical.
Step 6: Let it dry! I just left mine overnight.
Step 7: When the glue is dry, carefully peel it off the foil. I hung my daughter’s snowflake in the window with some white thread.
- 3 Q-tips
- Elmer’s glue
- aluminium foil
Time investment: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Super duper easy.