This paper snowflake craft tutorial walks you through how to make these fun Winter crafts that kids enjoy, plus, it includes a printable template.
Knowing how to make a paper snowflake craft can be a fun way to pass the time during those long Winter days spent indoors. If you’re left scratching your head trying to make these on your own or with your children, follow these simple instructions to make one, and make it even easier on yourself with the printable template below.
Paper Snowflake Craft for Kids
Making paper snowflakes feels like a rite of passage as a child. This folding and cutting activity seems to reveal something magical as you unfold the cut paper and find a beautiful snowflake. And, just like the real deal, no snowflake is ‘correct’ or perfect, there are endless designs you can create! These also make great snowflake crafts for preschool or even for older children.
What you need to make a paper snowflake:
White Craft Paper
How to make a paper snowflake
Using a compass (if you like perfect circles) or a plate to trace a circle on a bank piece of white paper.
Cut out the circle and fold it into fourths.
Then fold it one more time on the middle.
Now use the templates below to draw the pattern on the folded paper piece, or place the template over the top and cut through the pattern and snowflake at the same time if the sizes are similar.
Then use a paper punch machine to cut out circular patterns.
Open up the folds to reveal your snowflakes.
This is a more intricate snowflake that you need to follow if you like something simpler. Follow the first few steps to cut and fold a circle, then fold into smaller pieces and cut along the edges to make your snowflake!
Get the Paper Snowflake Template Here
Click on the image below to download your copy of the paper snowflake template, and get crafting!