A newly fallen blanket of snow, big fluffy snowflakes falling steadily through the air, and a favorite snowflake ornament craft are perfect for a winter afternoon! Don’t have any snow, 80 degrees and sunny? No worries, you can still create a snowstorm at home or in the classroom with our homemade popsicle stick snowflakes! We love simple ornament crafts for kids!
SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENTS CRAFT FOR KIDS
HOW DO SNOWFLAKES FORM?
In winter, the air can get very cold — and it will get chillier the higher you go above the ground.
A snowflake begins to form when an extremely cold water droplet freezes onto a pollen or dust particle in the sky.
This creates an ice crystal. As the ice crystal falls to the ground, water vapor freezes onto the primary crystal, building new crystals – the six arms of the snowflake.
The beautiful six-sided structure of snowflakes comes from the hexagonal lattice structure of ice. When water freezes, the molecules connect together and always form hexagons. As more molecules are added, they form branches on each of the six sides.
Learn more about snowflakes with these fun snowflakes videos!
Create your own beautiful snowflake ornaments with a few simple craft supplies. Let’s get started!
SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT CRAFT
Get creative with craft supplies you have around your house and let’s make a snowflake!
- Craft sticks
- Hot glue gun
- Glitter, Beads, or anything sparkly
HOW TO MAKE SNOWFLAKES
STEP 1: Use markers to color 12 craft sticks.
STEP 2: Make a shape with six sides, and use the hot glue gun to attach the craft sticks together.
STEP 3: Attach 2 of the other sticks together end to end. Repeat for the remaining 4 sticks.
STEP 4: Wrap these three long sticks with yarn.
STEP 5: Glue the yarn covered popsicle sticks onto your shape.
STEP 6: Decorate your snowflake with anything fun and sparkly that you can find! To hang your snowflake ornament, tie a piece of yarn to one side.
MORE FUN SNOWFLAKE CRAFTS
- Add in some science with these borax snowflakes.
- Paint a snowflake with salt.
- Easy snowflakes artwork with a tape resist technique.
- Use coffee filters to make these fun paper snowflakes.
- Create your own snowflake stamps.
- Also make these snowflake ornaments from melted beads.
MAKE SNOWFLAKE ORNAMENT WITH POPSICLE STICKS
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