I'm back from a wonderful break! Time for winter &... Snowflakes!!! Now this is the kind of snow I can handle!
Coffee filter snowflake instructions:
These are the best snowflakes to make with preschoolers. They are thinner, therefore easier to cut. However, today I was out of coffee filters, so we had to resort to the regular paper snowflakes.
Step 1: Fold the coffee filter in half.
Step 2: Fold one side in a third of the way.
Step 3: Fold the other side over to make a triangle.
Step 4: Fold the triangle in half.
Step 5: Cut!!
Let it SNOW!!!
Regular Paper Snowflake Folding Instructions:
Step 1: Cut 2 1/2 inches off an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper to make a square.
Step 2: Fold the square on the diagonal to make a triangle.
Step 3: Turn the triangle so the folded edge is down. Fold one edge in as shown.
Step 4: Fold the other edge as shown. Both edges need to line up evenly. Refold as necessary until even. Tip: If you are folding more than one snowflake, use your first one as a template for even folds.
Step 5: Fold the triangle in half.
Step 6: Cut a straight line from one side to the other.
Strengthen small motor skill by cutting snowflakes! Preschoolers love this craft!!
Enhance learning with this free printable S is for Snow preschool handwriting worksheet:
Happy Winter!! (I can say that because we rarely get snow where I live. In fact... last week we were in the 60's!)
BTW... these 3D snowflakes make for awesome classroom decorations during the winter season! Check them out at www.wikihow.com and search for 3D snowflakes.