If you’re like me, you like having an arsenal of simple crafts to do with your children, especially if you’re housebound thanks to a snow storm or bitter cold.
This little snowflake craft is a great way to help your children work on their fine motor skills while having fun! When they’re done creating, you’ll have a festive snowflake (or two, or three!) to hang on your Christmas tree or around your house for a cheerful look.
This project might be too tough for two year olds, but with some guidance, three and four year olds should be able to complete it. Of course, if you have little ones who like to put things in their mouths, watch them carefully so they don’t try to eat any of the pony beads!
You’ll need the following supplies:
- Three pipe cleaners (the best choices are glittery ones or shades of blue and white)
- Clear colored pony beads, approximately 15 to 20
Have your child string 5 to 7 pony beads on each pipe cleaner.
Then, twist the two ends of the pipe cleaner together to make a circle.
Turn that circle into a thin oval shape.
Stack the three oval pipe cleaners together.
Then, holding each end, twist all three of them together in the center.
Finally, fan out the ends to make it a snowflake shape. I find pinching the ends makes it look more like a snowflake.
Leave as is or add a ribbon to hang on your Christmas tree.