Easy Snowflake Craft To Make With Grandkids

Welcome to day four of the 12 Days of Christmas 2018 event! I hope you've been enjoying it so far and finding loads of holiday inspiration along the way. Today's theme is Kid's Christmas Craft Ideas and I'm sharing an easy snowflake craft to make with grandkids for ages five and up.

Everything you need to make them can be found at the dollar store so they are an inexpensive craft idea. Also, this simple craft only takes about an hour to make so they can be done while you're babysitting. How fun that the grandkids can take them home to hang in their room or give to Mom for a gift.

Large Snowflake Craft For Kids

Easy Snowflake Craft To Make With Kids


But these large snowflake ornaments are a great teacher's classroom holiday craft idea for their students to make to take home. But they'd also make an excellent teacher's gift craft idea too.

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It's Day 4 and we are sharing Kids Christmas Craft Ideas!


12 Days of Christmas recap

DIY Gift Ideas - Upcycled Basket Holiday Hostess Gift
DIY Christmas Countdown - Christmas Countdown Santa Cottage
DIY Kid's Crafts - Easy Snowflake Craft To Make With Your Grandkids (You Are Here)
Holiday Party Food - Spicy Cheese Ball For The Holidays
DIY Ornament Ideas - Three Unique Recycled Sweater Ornaments
Holiday Decor Ideas - Milk and Cookies Tray For Santa
Christmas In A Jar - Retro North Pole Christmas Diorama
Pretty Gift Wrapping Ideas - Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap and DIY Gift Tags
Christmas Trees - Sparkly Red Burlap Tabletop Christmas Trees
Something Sweet - Family Holiday Favorite Walnut Strudel Cookies
Stockings - Unique High Heel Christmas Stocking For A Fashionista



Easy Holiday Snowflake Craft

There are three different snowflake styles and they are all painted the same but each one is embellished differently.

Large Snowflake Craft One

This six-pointed snowflake is embellished with silver gem stickers.

Large Kids Snowflake Craft Idea One

Large Snowflake Craft Two

This one is the simplest and easiest to make and embellished with only a small mirror bead in the center.

Large Kids Snowflake Craft Idea Two

Large Snowflake Craft Three

This one is embellished with silver gem stickers and small mirror beads.

Large Kids Snowflake Craft Idea Three

Ideas for hanging the large snowflake ornaments

The possibilities for hanging these snowflake ornaments are endless. Here are a few ideas I thought of for displaying them.
  1. Hung traditionally on a tall Christmas tree with the reflection of the lights caught in the small mirrors. 
  2. Because they are decorated on both sides they could be hung from a drapery rod in front of a window or with 3M hooks on a mirror. 
  3. They could be hung from the ceiling at varying heights with small pins. 
  4. Hung on a fireplace mantel with evergreen garland, silver or white cording or a strand of mini lights.
  5. Hung on the top of a dining hutch much the same way as idea four.
  6. Hung from a branch behind a sofa or above the fireplace, dining sideboard, or media cabinet. 
  7. Hung on the doorknob of a child's room.

Dollar Store Snowflake Ornament Craft

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Large Wooden Snowflake Ornament Craft Before

Instructions for making large snowflake ornaments


Step 1 - Paint the snowflakes

Paint the snowflakes with acrylic craft paint. I painted mine a warm white but silver or any holiday color would be pretty too. You'll probably need two coats but thankfully the paint dries super quick so you can move onto the next step fairly quick. Good time for a milk and cookie break while the paint dries.

Large Snowflake Craft Painted White

Tip

Hang them to dry on a wooden dowel like I did or from the knobs on your kitchen cupboards or interior doors. Whatever works, right!

Large Snowflake Craft Glitter Paint

Step 2 - Add some sparkle

Paint over the snowflakes with glitter paint. Just one coat is all you need. I painted three with gold glitter and the other three with silver.

Step 3 - Embellish the snowflakes

Once the glitter is dry (it dries unbelievably quick) decorate the snowflakes with silver gems, miniature mirrors, or whatever you like. The quickest way to attach them is with a hot glue gun but if your grandchildren are young, a safer route is with white craft glue.

Large Snowflake Craft Embellishments

Step 4 - Add some ribbon or string

Loop some thin ribbon or string through the hanger and you're done! I used a stretchy silver cording that I've had for over forty years leftover from making coffee tin Christmas cardholders (remember those?) with my grandfather.

If you have any questions about this budget-friendly kid's craft, please leave them in the comment section below or press the Contact Me button at the top of the blog to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!

In case you missed the previous 12 Days of Christmas themes, you can catch them below:
Day Three - Christmas Countdown Santa Cottage With Special Surprise
Day Two - DIY Basket For That Special Holiday Hostess Gift


Easy Large Snowflake Ornament Craft For Kids

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  1. Marie I bought some of those last week and have been wondering how to decorate them. Thanks for the great idea!! Not only for kids but for me as well!

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    1. Awesome Mary, so glad you found some inspiration with these. Happy holiday crafting my friend! xo

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