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Snowflake Peel Offs

2 and up: 30 Minutes: Holiday: Winter
Snowflake Peel Offs

Snowflake Peel Offs

Snowflake Peel Offs
An Activity for Preschoolers:

Create a translucent snowflake to decorate windows or as a Christmas tree ornament children can give as a gift.

Before You Begin:

Collect white glue, wax paper, opal glitter and either pipe cleaners or string for hanging. The snowflakes will need to sit overnight, so prepare a special location for them beforehand.

Activity Goals:

Easy-to-make translucent snowflakes perfect for decorating windows or Christmas trees! Create a dazzling holiday decoration while building fine motor skills.


If students are able, allow them to draw their own snowflake shapes; otherwise, you may pre-trace a design on the wax paper or place a stencil under the wax paper to be traced.

Let's Get Started


Place the wax paper on a table. You may use a pre-traced design or let the children create their own snowflake shapes.


Help children trace over their drawn lines with a thick layer of white glue. Leave space inside of the traced figure so that you can loop string or pipe cleaner through when dry.


Sprinkle plenty of opal glitter over the wet glue and let the snowflakes set overnight.


The next day, lift the dried snowflakes from the wax paper and loop string or pipe cleaner through them to decorate on a Christmas tree or hang by the window.

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