Throughout the month of January, I will be featuring snow and ice themed activities for kids. Here in Central Texas, the chances for real life experience with freezing weather conditions are rare. I want to provide my daughter with fun experiences with the cold stuff even if we miss out on building a real snow man. Here's how we made giant paper snowflakes.
large, rectangular pieces of child's artwork
-Gather large sheets of child's artwork. Make sure the child doesn't mind cutting up the artwork. If you don't have their artwork saved, you can use plain white paper.
-Fold the sheets to prepare for cutting out shapes to make a snowflake. Here are directions how to fold for a snowflake.
-My daughter didn't understand how to cut out shapes on her own, so I drew shapes for her to cut out. This step made it much more enjoyable for her because in the past she has shown little interest in making snowflakes. Older children may not need this step.
-Cut out shapes on folded paper.
-Open paper, and you have created an artsy snowflake.
This activity supports fine motor skills by using scissors. It fosters mathematical understanding of shapes and symmetry.
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