How To: Make Your Own SnowFlakes

Stuck inside with nothing to do? We’re here to help! Kids love an experiment and for us adults, we love a simple semi-mess free craft to keep everyone entertained. Try this watercolor and salt snowflake activity and hang it on the fridge to add some artwork to the kitchen.  

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Construction paper 
  • Pencil 
  • Glue 
  • Salt 
  • Watercolors 
  • Eyedropper 

Start by drawing snowflake designs on construction paper. To draw a snowflake, draw three or four lines crisscrossing each other. Add arrow-like lines across each line. Get creative and draw one-of-a-kind snowflakes to stand out from the rest! 

Next, trace glue along your stenciled snowflake designs.

Sprinkle salt all over your snowflake. To keep things easy, place salt in a small bowl so you can pinch and add salt as needed. Move the salt around the paper to make sure all the glue is covered. Psst it’s okay to use extra salt, that way your snowflake is extra sparkly and fabulous. Give time for the glue to dry, this can take a few hours.  

Photo: coloring the snowflakes with eyedropper

Time for some science and fun! Drip and drop watercolor over the salt with the eyedropper, watch the watercolor grow and absorb onto your snowflake! Mix the colors around to create an ombré effect! 

Photo: finished snowflake(s)

Bravo! You’re an artist! We’d love to see your work, snap a photo of your snowflake and post it to Instagram, then tag us with @BuckleYouth!

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