Snowflake Cards and Classroom Decorations November 18 2009

SnowflakePhotoThis snowflake craft is perfect for decorating the classroom and making cards for parents.

Materials for the Snowflake:

  • White or light blue paper (White copy paper works well. Construction paper doesn't cut as nicely.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue and glitter (optional)

Matrials for the Card:

  • Construction paper (light blue or dark blue. A different color than the snowflake.)
  • Pencil
  • Black pen


[caption id="attachment_3759" align="alignleft" width="228" caption="1. Using 8.5 X 11 paper, fold in half to make a triangle. Cut off the extra paper to make the triangle."]SnowflakeStep1[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_3760" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="2. Set aside the extra paper. (Later, students who finish early can use it to make small snowflakes.)"]SnowflakeStep2[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3761" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="3. Fold another triangle."]SnowflakeStep3[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3762" align="alignleft" width="288" caption="4. Fold one side."]SnowflakeStep4[/caption]










[caption id="attachment_3763" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="5. Fold the other side"] 5. Fold the other side[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_3764" align="alignright" width="224" caption="6. Cut a straight line across the bottom."]6. Cut a straight line across the bottom.[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_3767" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="7. Think about the design you want. "]7. Think about the design you want. [/caption]



[caption id="attachment_3765" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="8. Cut the paper to make your snowflake. (For a hole in the center, cut the tip at the top.)"]8. Cut the paper to make your snowflake. (For a hole in the center, cut the tip at the top.)[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_3766" align="alignnone" width="285" caption="9. Open the snowflake."]9. Open the snowflake.[/caption]

10. Dot with glue and sprinkle with glitter. (optional). If you are making a card. Glue the snowflake to the card before dotting with glue and sprinkling with glitter.

11. Use string to hang the snowflakes from the ceiling, tape them in the window or make a card for parents.

Gift Card Idea:

  1. Fold large light blue or dark blue construction paper in half to make a card. (You may want to use white or dark blue for the card if the snowflakes are light blue. If the snowflakes are white, light blue or dark blue construction paper for the card looks nice.)
  2. Students write a note inside the card to parent(s) in pencil. Proofread and then trace over with black pen. It can also be helpful to use lined paper inside the card.