Coffee filters make an inexpensive and easy way to create beautiful snowflakes for a winter themed study, to decorate your windows, or just for fun! You can pick up a pack for under $2 and make dozens and dozens of pretty unique snowflakes from it.
We decided to create snowflakes today to go along with one of the books in our winter book basket- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This simple book is a wintertime must read about a little boy exploring the wonders of snow. Let’s get started creating a flurry of paper snowflakes.
Coffee Filter Snowflake Craft
Here is what you will need:
- Coffee Filters
Make your own coffee filter snowflake craft:
Flatten out your coffee filter.
Fold it in half to create a half circle.
Fold in half again then unfold it.
Using the crease in the center as a guide, fold one corner inward towards the middle then repeat on the other side, folding it into thirds.
Fold in half one final time.
Cut shapes into your snowflake all the way around, careful not to cut through all the way to the other side and leaving corners intact. Diamonds are an easy shape to cut but you can try to cut out circles or random patterns as well.
The larger you cut your shapes the more delicate your snowflake will be.
For little hands, you might want to draw shapes with a pencil to give them a start and stop guideline prior to cutting.
Finally, open up your snowflake and enjoy its uniqueness. Then repeat all these steps over again!
- Snow is a form of precipitation, just like rain and sleet.
- Snowflakes are crystals of ice that are formed from bits of dirt in the air.
- Even though they all have 5 points, no two snowflakes are alike!
- Light, fluffy snow is called powder.
- It must be below 32 for the snow to occur.
- Snowflakes fall at about 3-4 miles per hour.
- Snowflakes are actually clear, the lights reflection makes them appear white.