Making paper snowflakes is one of the winter craft projects I remember the most as a child.
My classmates and I would see who could make the most complicated design. Then we’d fold in half, cut it out, and open it up. Sometimes we’d try cutting out phrases or faces.
And the teacher would hang them on the window afterwards. Good times.
If you’re looking to make a traditional paper snowflake craft with kids this winter, this colorful one with a printable template is a neat twist!
These are simple to make too. And there are three different template designs to choose from!
Read on to grab the printable template and to read the full instructions.
And, take a look at our All About Snowflakes unit for more ways to create a snowflake theme with primary grade students!
Easy Paper Snowflake Craft for Kids
To make this paper snowflake craft, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are listed below. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- White printer paper (cut into squares)
- Colored cardstock (cut into squares)
- Child-safe scissors
- Craft glue
- Hole punch
- Printable Paper Snowflake Craft Template (download this to use as a tracing guide, if desired)
You’ll start with a square-sized piece of white printer paper.
You could also use coffee filters, craft paper, or drawing paper.
Then you’ll download the printable paper snowflake craft template.
On the template, there are three different designs: in a large size and a small size.
The templates are optional, so if you have a design in mind, you may not need them.
But if you’re making this for the first time with kids, the templates can help them make a snowflake design.
How to Make a Paper Snowflake Craft
To get started, fold the square of white paper in half diagonally.
The corners should be lined up so that the paper forms a triangle.
Next, fold the triangle in half. Now you should have a double-layered smaller triangle.
What we’re doing is folding the paper into four layers. This way, we only have to cut the snowflake design once to create all four sides.
Now, print the snowflake template and choose which design (and size) you’d like to use.
Use a pencil to trace the chosen design onto one side of the folded paper triangle.
Let kids use child-safe scissors to cut along the tracing lines.
For the circle in the center, it’s easiest to use a hole punch.
Now, help them unfold the triangle. They’ll see a finished snowflake!
All that’s left to do now is to glue the finished snowflakes onto the squares of colored cardstock.
These are adorable for hanging from a garland!
They’d also make sweet cards to send to family members and friends.
Simply fold a separate piece of cardstock in half. Write a thoughtful note inside and glue the paper snowflake craft on the front!
However you decide to use them, these simple snowflake crafts are fun for kids to craft during winter!
Try some of these other winter activities for kids!