10 Easy Snowflake Crafts to Celebrate Winter (with Free Printable!)

Published: November 3, 2020 · Updated: March 11, 2024 by Sacha — This post may contain affiliate links. Read our full disclosure.

Looking for some fun DIY projects to help celebrate the arrival of winter? These easy snowflake crafts are a great way to welcome the new season at home with your kids—and I’ve even included a free snowflake template that you can use to make any number of winter crafts!

Collage of 4 different snowflake crafts.

It may still be a little early in the year, but up here in Canada, we’ve already had our first few snowfalls!

I’ll be honest—my husband and I weren’t too thrilled to see snow in October. But our kids were so excited to wake up to snowflakes falling outside their windows that we couldn’t help but smile.

It’s happened twice more since the beginning of November, and the ground outside is now covered in a light dusting of snow. And with both (Canadian) Thanksgiving and Halloween behind us, winter and Christmas are definitely on our children’s minds.

So it only seems appropriate to start thinking about the crafts and activities we’ll be doing in the next couple of months!

These glittery snowflake window clings were actually one of the first crafts we tried when I became a stay-at-home mom. They were a great way to celebrate the start of winter with our kids, though I’m embarrassed to admit that some of them are still on our windows over a year later, having never been peeled off… (I can’t be the only one who does that, right?)

There are so many things you can do to celebrate each season at home, and if you’re looking for craft ideas that you can do this winter, this list is a great place to start!

Plus, you can even get a free snowflake template sent directly to your inbox by submitting your email address below and joining our mailing list! (If you’re a subscriber, simply visit our free printables library to download it.)

1. Color-Changing Snowflake Window Clings

Blue and purple snowflake window clings hanging on a snowy window.

All you need to make these frosty wintery window clings is a single inexpensive ingredient that will cause them to change colors when they’re exposed to sunlight! So easy to make, and so cool to look at!

Read the full tutorial: Color-Changing Snowflake Window Clings

2. Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Snowflake craft made from coffee filters.
Image Credit: The Printables Fairy

These coffee filter snowflakes are so gorgeous, and you probably already have everything you need to make them at home! The tutorial even includes free printable templates to help you easily create beautiful designs from your coffee filters!

Read the full tutorial: Coffee Filter Snowflakes

3. 3D Paper Snowflakes

3D paper snowflakes.
Image Credit: First Palette

Did you know that it’s possible to make awesome 3D snowflakes using nothing but paper, scissors and glue? These gorgeous snowflakes are definitely something that anyone can make—and we’ll probably be making a few ourselves this winter!

Read the full tutorial: 3D Paper Snowflakes

4. Paper Snowflake Name Art

This project goes beyond simple arts and crafts—it actually integrates your child’s name into the design of your paper snowflake! What a cool way to combine crafting and learning!

Read the full tutorial: Paper Snowflake Name Art

5. Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments

3D Popsicle stick snowflake craft.
Image Credit: Projects with Kids

These 3D snowflake ornaments look so pretty and intricate, but they’re actually made from very basic materials that you probably have lying around the house! Popsicle stick snowflakes are such a fun project to do with your kids, and they make great DIY ornaments for your Christmas tree!

Read the full tutorial: Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments

6. Glittery Clothespin Snowflakes

Glittery snowflake craft made from clothespins.
Image Credit: Creatively Beth

These glittery snowflakes are so pretty—and you can make them using supplies found at the dollar store! We love projects that use inexpensive materials, and we’re always searching for new ways to transform simple supplies like clothespins!

Read the full tutorial: Glittery Clothespin Snowflakes

7. Sparkly Sequin Snowflakes

If your kids are still young and you’re looking for a fun winter project that’s easy enough for a toddler to help with, check out this sparkly snowflake craft! It’s really simple to make and uses basic materials that you may already have at home!

Read the full tutorial: Sparkly Snowflake Craft for Kids

8. Frozen-Inspired Clothespin Snowflakes

Frozen-inspired snowflake craft made from clothespins.
Image Credit: The Best Ideas for Kids

We have three daughters, so princess movies are a big deal around our house! If your kids also love Frozen, they’ll probably enjoy making these gorgeous white and blue snowflakes using clothespins and rhinestones!

Read the full tutorial: Clothespin Snowflakes

9. Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments

Colourful popsicle stick snowflake ornament craft.
Image Credit: Mombrite

These cute popsicle stick snowflake ornaments are cheerful, colorful and perfect for kids! We make new DIY ornaments for our tree every year, and we’ll definitely be trying these with our children this Christmas!

Read the full tutorial: Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments

10. Beaded Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

Beaded pipe cleaner snowflake craft.
Image Credit: One Little Project

These beaded pipe cleaner snowflakes are so pretty, and they’re a great way to keep kids occupied and help them practice their fine motor skills! Plus, unless they’re really young, they should be able to do the entire project themselves!

Read the full tutorial: Beaded Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

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