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Coffee Filter Snowflakes

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Coffee Filter Snowflakes One Little Project At A Time

Celebrate winter with children experimenting with colour blending, with these easy to make snowflakes that can be hung around the room or stuck on a window. 

Materials Needed:

  • 1 coffee filter per child
  • Washable markers
  • Water
  • An eye dropper or small measuring spoon
  • scissors

What to do:

  1. 1. Using different colour markers, draw patterns or colour the coffee filter.
  2.  Once completed, use an eyedropper (a small measuring spoon will also work) to drip water onto the coffee filters.
  3.  Dry coffee filter - (either sun, overnight, or in the oven at low temperature).
  4.  Once it is completely dry, fold them into a triangle to make a snowflake pattern.
  5.  Next cut out the pieces from your folded coffee filters to make your snowflakes
  6.  Gently open up the coffee filter, to see a snowflake pattern.

How To Cut Snowflakes From Coffee Filter

  1. Fold the coffee filter in half.
  2. Fold the right corner of the coffee filter to the left so that it is 1/3 of the way over.
  3. Fold the left corner of the coffee filter so that the edges line up on the right. (If you open it up to check, you should have perfect thirds.)
  4. Fold the coffee filter in half one last time.

Hints and Tips:

  • Coffee filter should be wet but not soaked through.
  • Cut out different patterns (hearts, circles, diamonds etc).
  • Add glitter to make them sparkle before hanging.
  • Hang them in the room or stick them to a window.

Chapman, Debbie "How To Make Coffee Filter Snowflakes", One Little Project At A Time, 11 January 2019

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 3 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1), Couple (2)
  • Developmental Milestones:

    follows directions

    established hand preference


  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Science and Nature, Sensory Play
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft, Creative Play Games, Fine Motor Skills, Science Experiments
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:

    5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.

Created On July 11, 2019 Last modified on Thursday, July 11, 2019
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