A super simple snowflake art project that is perfect for winter art! Our tape resist snowflake painting is easy to set up and fun to do with preschoolers this season. Plus, they will have the opportunity to learn about the tape resist art process. Snowflake crafts are perfect for young kids!

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Easy Preschool Snowflake Art and Crafts

To go along with our snow theme activities, we did some simple snowflake painting. We also tried this other neat watercolor snowflake painting.

Looking for another fun way to paint snowflakes? Try snowflake salt painting! A salt and glue painting makes an awesome STEAM activity and is perfect for little hands too!

This tape resist snowflake painting is easy and fun and a perfect winter activity for kids. We have so many ideas to share this year and love easy to set up snowflake activities like this snowflake painting.

Make sure to check out more easy snowflake crafts for preschoolers at the end!

Our Snowflake Art

Below you will see my son from 7 years ago! I will point out that snowflakes only have 6 arms but they can have little branches off of each arm as well.

Click here to learn all about the structure of snowflakes.


Tips & Tricks For An Easy Snowflake Painting

  • Make sure you have a good surface to make your snowflake artwork.
  • You can use simple blue painters tape or a fancier craft tape if you want to create your snowflakes.
  • There is nothing perfect about our snowflakes except that they have six arms, not eight!
  • Generally, snowflakes are symmetrical, so you can encourage learning about symmetry while creating the snowflakes out of tape.
  • Make sure the tape is pressed down well before pulling out the paints. You don’t want paint going under the tape.
  • You can mix several colors of blue paint or add some white paint to create different shades of blue.
  • We think all the extra brushstrokes make a fun wintery or windy effect like swirling snowflakes, so don’t worry about smoothing out every stroke!

Get Your Free Winter Sensory Play Guide

Add a little winter sensory play to your day this season with this free winter sensory guide!

Easy Snowflake Art Activity

Want to learn all about Snowflakes including how they form, simple facts, and fun activities? Grab our Snowflake Pack here!


  • Canvas tiles or thick watercolor paper
  • Watercolors or acrylic paint
  • Brushes
  • Painters tape
  • Glitter (optional)


STEP 1: Grab the materials! Now let those little hands tear the tape and design the snowflakes.

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You can easily make them more intricate by adding small branches off of each arm.


STEP 2: Get painting! Acrylic paints are super easy and fun for kids to use! Go ahead and cover the entire surface making sure to cover each snowflake generously.

Want to make your own paint to use? Check out our homemade paint recipes!


STEP 3: If you want to add a little bit of shimmer, you can sprinkle glitter onto the wet paint!


STEP 4: Once the paint is mostly dry, carefully peel off the tape to reveal your snowflakes!


This tape resist snowflake project is the perfect winter art activity for preschoolers!


More Easy Snowflake Crafts

Also explore the winter season with snowman activities.

Splatter Painting Snowflakes

Explore a famous artist and a process art technique with a fun winter theme! Kids will love this!

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Simple science is combined with unique process art to make these colorful paper snowflakes. 


Crystal Snowflake Ornament

Make these beautiful crystal snowflake ornaments with our simple borax crystal growing recipe!


Crystal Snowflakes with Salt

Similar to our crystal snowflake ornaments above, except this time we grow crystals with salt.

Snowflake Salt Crystals

Snowflake Salt Painting

Have you ever tried salt painting for a quick science and art activity? Science can take many forms and this is a fun winter STEAM activity using super simple supplies, salt and glue.

Snowflake Salt Painting

Printable Preschool Winter Pack

Perfect for 3-to 6-year-olds in a preschool classroom, learning center, or home. Easy to set up and use with one kiddo or a classroom. This themed pack includes a book and supply list to help you easily set up the activities.

⭐️ Tip: Grab the Preschool Themes Growing Bundle and save money! ⭐️ 

Activities Include:

  • Flip Books
  • Dot Mittens 
  • Sensory Bin
  • Sequencing
  • Geoboard Templates
  • Writing Center
  • Tracing Cards
  • Board Game
  • Cover Up Game
  • Matching Game
  • Puzzles
  • Playdough Mats


  1. These are beautiful! And I’m totally impressed with your son’s coffee filter snowflake – mine never come out that well!

  2. What a lovely painting. I bet your son had a blast!

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  3. It’s so cold outside and we have a snowday today so I am up gathering indoor snowday ideas. This looked like fun and it turned out so cute too. Thanks for posting this idea.

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