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Salted Snowflake Craft for Preschoolers

Salted Snowflake Craft

Here’s an easy to make snowflake craft that works for kids of all ages. It’s a fun winter activity that doesn’t require many materials. Keep reading to see how!

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I did this salted snowflake craft with my toddler and preschooler one cold day. It ended up keeping them busy for much longer than I expected, which is always a win in my book! Let me walk you through the steps to this easy snowflake craft.

Materials for Salted Snowflake Craft

This winter craft didn’t require very many materials. All I needed was:

  1. Paper (with snowflakes drawn or printed on them)
  2. Liquid glue
  3. Salt
  4. Watercolor paint and paintbrushes (optional)

How to Make Salted Snowflakes

I printed snowflakes onto white cardstock and gave one piece to each child. I then instructed them to do their best tracing of the snowflake using liquid glue. To be clear, I did not expect my 1.5-year-old to do this. In fact, when she started making puddles of glue on her paper, it was exactly what I anticipated from her. I would show you pictures, but she also refused to wear a shirt that day (if you follow me on Instagram you know this a typical day with Brielle).

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After tracing one snowflake at a time with glue, we poured salt on top. I had my son do this over a large aluminum tray so that I could then funnel out that excess salt to reuse on his next snowflake.

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Once we finished covering our snowflakes with salt, we decided to paint them. This step isn’t necessary because they do look really cool with just the salt. However, this extra step entertained my littles for an extra 30 plus minutes.

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In my mind, they were going to use very light colors and have pristine looking snowflakes. In their minds, they were going to mix every color paint we had in the house and make gigantic messes.

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But I’m a firm believer in letting kids lead the way with creative tasks and activities. It’s no fun for anyone if I’m micromanaging them during craft time. It’s also not a reflection of them or something I’d want to save if I told them EXACTLY what to do and how to do it. And in the end they came out looking great anyway.

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It’s hard to tell in the picture but the salt underneath the paint gives a really nice sparkle to the finished product. Overall, this snowflake craft was easy to set-up and engaging for my kids. I will definitely be doing this again!

Don’t forget to check out our Snow Themed Phonics and Math Resources. They are the perfect addition to any snow crafts you might be doing.

 

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Hi, I’m Michelle! I’m a teacher, mommy, and curriculum designer from Long Island, NY. I’ve taught both general and special education, with a focus on grades pre-k through first. My passion is hands-on learning, and finding ways to make all things engaging and fun!

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