Paper Snowflakes


Thanksgiving is over, and so although December is not yet here, we’ve shifted into winter and holiday mode in our house! We haven’t had snow yet, but I wanted to make our apartment into a winter wonderland for Travis, and that meant we would need snowflakes.

This project is definitely a grown-up one if you have a toddler or younger. Children in kindergarten or above will likely be able to help cut, curl, and glue the snowflakes, but it takes fine motor skills – even for this mama!

That said, Travis loved pulling out his safety scissors to “cut” alongside me as I worked, making it a fun family project even for the littles.


Cut white paper into 1/4-inch wide strips, and then cut to 6 inches in length. Curl the end of each strip around a pencil tightly.


To make one snowflake, glue together 6 to 8 long strips of paper. Fill in the middle of the snowflake with smaller pieces of curled paper.

If you have the patience, you can create dozens of these, and hang from a window. They also make a lovely addition to a Christmas tree.