If you are looking for new ways to celebrate the arrival of winter these crafts just might do the trick. Whether you live in a snowy climate where snow is no big deal or you find yourself wishing for a white Christmas you can use these fun paper plate snowflake crafts to welcome in the season. These creative crafts would be a great choice for either classroom or party activities. Paper plates can be easily bought in bulk and they are a great medium to work with. These projects require only the most basic of craft materials (you may have most of it already) and they can be done by children of all ages. While the guidelines below can get you started do not forget to add your own creativity to them because just like real snowflakes the end result can be as unique as you want them to be. Here are some fun paper plate snowflake crafts:
Paper Plate Crown Kids’ Craft-
It is easy to make a beautiful snowflake crown for your kids out of a paper plate. This could be fun just to play with or make a great addition to a winter themed costume. If you are doing this with a group of kids encourage them to make their own unique crown.
What you will need:
- Paper plate (not the plastic kind)
- Markers, crayons or paint
- Scissors (or craft knife)
- White construction paper or card stock for snowflakes
- Optional additions:
- Glue or Double-sided tape
- Stickers, foam or paper cutouts, beads, sequins, feathers, fake flowers, glitter glue or other decorations
Instructions for the project:
Use your scissors or craft knife to cut from the center of your paper plate outward in eight strips, ending each about an inch from the outer edge of the plate. This will create eight triangles, each anchored by the “brim” formed along the edge of the plate. Then bend each triangle upward to form a crown. Begin making snowflakes to attach to your crown. Remember that the more you fold the paper and the more cuts you make the more elaborate your snowflakes will be. You can make extremely small snowflakes to fit onto the crown or larger ones that will spill over. Glue each of the snowflakes onto the triangles of the crown. Now you can use paint, glitter glue and other items to decorate your crown.
Tips: You may want to consider making these crowns for seasons and holidays; make a birthday crown with candles and jewels, a spring crown with flowers and baby chicks and ducks.