Winter Crafts for Kids - Snowflakes

White winter. Or not?
Did you know that snow is actually clear?
Snowflakes are made out of ice crystals, so when light passes through, it bends and bounces off each individual crystal. The entire spectrum of light is reflected, and we see white snow.
Another interesting fact about snow is that:
- Snowflakes always have six sides. The water molecules that snowflakes are made of can only fit together in a way that results in a six-sided ice crystal.
Ok, enough with physics. Let's make some snowflakes.
❄️magazine paper rolls
❄️squeeze bottle of glue
❄️paint (we used acrylic for magazine paper rolls and watercolour for snowflakes) and paintbrush
❄️construction paper (cut in half)
❄️hot glue
Step 1)
Squeeze glue snowflake designs onto your construction paper
glue shaped snowflake
Step 2)
Sprinkle with salt until the glue is thoroughly covered.
sprinkling salt on the snowflake
Step 3)
Dip the paintbrush into liquid watercolour paint. Then, gently touch to the salt-covered glue lines.
painting a salt snowflake
Step 4)
While waiting for the snowflakes to dry, paint your magazine rolls. If you don't have any, follow these easy steps to make them.
magazine paper rolls
Step 5)
Hot glue the rolls around the snowflake to make a frame.
making a frame for the snowflake pictures
Step 7)
Praise your kids' effort and learn more about snow and winter :)
salt-painted snowflakes