Are you looking for a meaningful process-oriented art project to do with the kids this winter? I have an answer for you with this snowflake collage activity for kids.
Have you made snowflakes with your child? Once you get started, making snowflakes can be completely addicting. Last year, when my older daughter was three, we made PILES of snowflakes and this year she turned into a snowflake-making machine about a week before Thanksgiving. The good news for us Californians is that we’ll be knee-deep in snow by December at this rate!
Snowflake Collage Activity for Kids
Step 1: Cut Snowflakes
There are lots of ways to make paper snowflakes, and my favorite tutorial for easy, good looking snowflakes can be found by Maya over at Maya Made. This also happens to be a favorite blog of mine, and you’ll probably enjoy getting lost in the images of her gorgeous farmhouse and handmade loveliness.
We used a pack of precut tissue circles like these from Discount School Supply, but any tissue paper or other thin paper will work equally well.
Step 2: Lay them out over a sheet of card stock
4-year old N set hers out on top of two sheets of card stock that she taped together.
Step 3: Get your Mod Podge and Palette Knife ready
I spread a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the paper to which N deftly attached each snowflake. She was in charge of the layout, which included some beautiful layering of colors. After she placed the snowflake, I added a little more Mod Podge to seal it in place.
Watered down white glue will also work if you don’t have Mod Podge, but I’d encourage you to invest in some because it works so well for all sorts of collage activities.
Step 4: Keep making snowflakes until you’re done
Step 5: If your dad’s birthday is coming up, turn it into a gift
Or, proudly hang your masterpiece and welcome in the winter season.
It’s all about the process
Like all the projects on this site, I hope you’ll take this inspiration and run with it in your own direction. Or better yet, your child will take it in his or her own direction. Happy exploring!
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