Nature Snowflake Art

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The weather in New Mexico is so up and down. One day it feels like the dead of winter. And the next, it is like spring is almost here! When we did this activity last week the weather was so nice outside. However, today as I write this blog, it was cold with a harsh wind. It even snowed today for a short while. Although it’s winter, I still try to get outside with the children everyday. It is so refreshing after being cooped up inside. 

This activity is a perfect wintertime activity. I’m not a huge fan of winter since I don’t like the cold. But I try to embrace it the best I can. This snowflake art helps us all to embrace the cold weather, especially the snow. Snowflakes really are beautiful if you look at them closely. I love how no two snowflakes are exactly alike just like these nature snowflake art pieces. 

The kids had a great time painting the snowflakes outside while it was nice. It does take some prep work to get the snowflakes ready for the children to paint. But it is well worth it. I love how each snowflake turned out and they look beautiful hanging in our living room. I let the kids add some glitter at the end and it really added a nice touch!

Here’s how to do it:

Supplies:

  • 3 sticks per snowflake
  • Hot glue gun 
  • Yarn 
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glitter (optional)

Instructions:

  1. When the glue gun is heated up, glue two sticks together by placing one on top of the other in an “X”.

2. Glue the third stick on top of the other two.

3. Now we are going to tie the yarn around the middle of the sticks to reinforce them together. I did this by knotting the yarn around the middle.

4. Have your child paint the snowflakes.

5. Add glitter if you want.

6. Let the snowflakes dry.

7. To hang them up you will need to tie a piece of yarn to the top of one stick.

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