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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.

Furthermore:

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

STEP 1

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

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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

STEP 4

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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