Posted: Jan 30, 2014 7:00 AM
 
Whether you live in a tropical climate or you're frozen in, these fun snowflake crafts will let your kids bring the winter landscape indoors.

Craft time gives you a chance to spend time with your children without the distractions of plugged-in life. These six snowflake crafts for kids require basic supplies that you can find at your local grocery store or craft store. Create little surprises for loved ones or handmade decor for your home as you enjoy quality time with your little ones.

Snowflake greeting cards

Snowflake greeting cards

Perfect for sending a warm note on a cold day, these snowflake greeting cards are sweet and unique. "We love the individuality of each card," says homeschooling blogger Heather. Even toddlers can get involved with a little help from a grownup. Make a batch to use as greeting cards throughout the year.

Make it!^Learn how to make Heather's snowflake craft at Frugal Homeschool Family.

Snowflake Valentines

Snowflake valentines

When Valentine's Day rolls around, combine winter crafts with a little love. Kids enjoy the messy fun of painting with watercolors. "The kids and I loved putting a 'loving' spin on our snowflake making with some watercolors and heart shapes," says Krissy, mom of three. Use them as classroom valentines or gifts for loved ones.

Make it!^Learn how to make Krissy's snowflake craft at B-Inspired Mama.

Borax snowflakes

Borax snowflakes

Want to combine a miniature science lesson with a cool snowflake craft? Borax snowflakes are easy to create and fun to use as winter decorations. Your kids will love it when the snowflake crystals "magically" appear after pipe cleaners have been soaked in a borax solution for about an hour.

Make it!^Learn how to make Erica's snowflake craft at Confessions of a Homeschooler.

Cork-stamped snowflakes

Cork-stamped snowflakes

Get toddlers in on the crafting action with an easy DIY stamp using a wine cork, paint and glitter. Once a grownup cuts out the cool snowflake patterns, little ones can stamp away. When you're finished, display your snowflakes in a window for a beautiful winter design.

Make it!^Learn how to make Allie's snowflake craft at No Time for Flashcards.

Beaded snowflakes

Beaded snowflakes

Older kids who are interested in beginner jewelry making will love creating sparkly sun catchers in a dainty snowflake shape. Using beads, wire snowflake forms and needle nose pliers, it's easy to make glittering snowflakes. Make several and save them to use as gifts next holiday season.

Make it!^Learn how to make Heidi's snowflake craft at Happiness is Homemade.

Pipe cleaner snowflakes

Pipe cleaner snowflakes

"I love creating crafts with my kid that give a simple, clean and beautiful look," says Jodi, a mom of three with a background in education. "The kids were able to work on their fine motor skills as we created this sparkly snowflake that would look great hanging in the windows or on the tree."

Make it!^ Learn how to make Jodi's snowflake craft at Meaningful Mama.

More crafts for kids

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