My students love crafting and snowflake crafts are always a hit! Here is a simple snowflake art project for kids that could be used for handmade cards this winter season. I love how each snowflake is unique! A collection of these snowflakes would look so festive on a classroom bulletin board display.
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Easy Snowflake Art Project for Kids
This snowflake craft uses a block printing technique that is easy for kids to do and leaves stunning results. Let’s grab our supplies and dive right in!
Supplies you will need:
- white block printing ink
- brayer (ink roller for block printing)
- black cardstock paper
- cotton swabs
- white paint
- dull pencils
- foam plates
Step 1 – Create the Stamp
To begin, use scissors to remove the rim from a foam plate.
Next, invite students to use a dull pencil and press firmly into the foam plate to create their snowflake designs.
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Step 2 – Ink the Stamp
Once the stamp design is complete, use a brayer to roll out a bit of white block printing ink onto the stamp. You will want a thin and even coating of ink. Flip the stamp onto the paper, and apply firm, even pressure. Lift the stamp off of the paper to reveal your design!
Step 3 – Add a Snowy Background
To make a snowy background, invite students to dip the end of a cotton swab into some white paint. Students can choose to add several dots to the background of the paper.
Fun Tip: Use glitter glue or a silver paint pen to draw snowflakes as well.
Allow the paint and ink to dry completely, and you are done! There are lots of creative possibilities for this project.
- Fold a sheet of black poster board in half and add your snowflake design to create a large handmade card.
- Use scissors to cut out several large snowflakes, punch holes near the top of each one, and thread yarn to create a garland.
- Print the snowflakes onto a roll of brown paper to create handmade wrapping paper.
- Create a bulletin board display with a collection of several of these prints under the headline, “There’s SNOW much happening in first grade!”
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