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One-of-a-Kind Snowflakes

Have the kids make their own one-of-a-kind snowflakes and see how each one turns out differently—just like the kids!
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  • White construction paper or tissue paper or a large white doily
  • Safety scissors
  • White glue
  • Glitter


  • Prepare the white paper by cutting it into squares and rounding the corners or cutting out circles; or, use a doily.
  • Sit at the table and give everyone a prepared sheet of paper or a doily.
  • Have the kids fold the paper in half, then in half again.
  • Have them cut small pieces out of the folded edges.
  • Have them unfold the paper and fold it again in a different place.
  • Make some more cuts.
  • Unfold the paper and look at each unique snowflake.
  • Talk about how similar they are and how different they are, just like people.
  • Let the kids dot or spread glue onto the snowflake.
  • Sprinkle on some glitter and shake off the excess.
  • Allow the snowflakes to dry and tape them to the window.

Learning Skills

Fine motor development
Cognitive skills/comparisons
Creativity and imagination
Social interaction
Self-esteem and self-awareness
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