These craft stick snowflakes are an excellent winter activity for young children. It encourages critical thinking, creativity and even shape learning.
We love our velcro craft sticks and use them often for building and creating. We already had our first snow of the year so I thought it would be fitting to make snowflakes with our crafts sticks. It is a very open-ended activity and really gets kids thinking critically and creatively. I love that it is so simple yet so beneficial to learning!
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Craft Sticks – 1 pack
Velcro Dots – 2 packs of these
1. Follow the Velcro Dot Craft Sticks tutorial over at Powerful Mothering to make these. Her tutorial is the most thorough one I’ve found. You can make them pretty quickly, but the fun they provide will last a long time!
To begin, I worked with Evan to make a snowflake because he wasn’t sure what to do or how to do it. After modeling how to make one, he caught on, but still wanted me to work with him. There really are no directions because the possibilities are endless. We experimented some by starting with different shapes at the center and then building off of that. Evan liked trying to come up with new places to put the sticks. Some of his creations didn’t really look like typical snowflakes, but he was thrilled with them. That is the beauty of this activity – anything goes!
For more fun winter fun like this, check out my Winter Theme Pinterest board!