Giant Paper Snowflakes - Snow and Ice Theme

Thursday, January 12, 2012


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.

Materials 
large, rectangular pieces of child's artwork
scissors
marker

Directions
-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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5 comments:

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love these! Very pretty!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thank you, Melissa!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi! I am an old "friend" from CC and LJ (jess71903) and just found your blog through your CC siggy (no longer a member, but I was snooping). I can't wait to read through it! I'm anticipating my "for the kids" board on Pinterest filling up with your ideas. Good to "see" you again!
Jessica

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, it's so great to hear from you. The internet is such a big place yet so small that it helps reconnect old friends. I hope all is well. I see you have a family blog now, so I am going to check it out and hear all about you and your sweet family. Thank you for pinning my posts on Pinterest. I love that site!

Raising a Happy Child said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like the idea of using "scrap art". Thanks for sharing with Afterschool!

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