I like coffee filter snowflakes for lots of reasons. Coffee filter snowflakes are easy. Both my 2 and 4 year old children could participate. Circular snowflakes. Snowflakes that make coffee filters useful. (With my small package of coffee filters, they will likely last a lifetime. Yep. My husband and I do not drink coffee, but we do have a tiny coffee maker for guests who need it.)
First color the coffee filters with markers.
Place the coffee filters on a paper towel on a plate.
Then spray it. The kids love this!
Let the coffee filters dry. (If you spray lightly it doesn't take long.)
Fold in half three times
Draw some markings on it if your child is not able to understand how to cut the snowflakes yet.
Let the child cut!!
It takes a long time at our house.
Be totally amazed at your child's beautiful creation!
Honestly, I had a blast with this project, too. (Can you tell?)
I cut the snowflakes that my two year old son or I colored. I had lots of fun.
We hung them in our kitchen window and the windows by our front door.
E (2) had fun coloring and spraying. M (4) had fun coloring, spraying, and cutting.
Initially, I only wanted to make white snow flakes. M had great fun with that. Then on another day, I decided it would be fun for both children to get involved in the project and so we all made colorful snowflakes. M's favorites are the colored ones, of course.
I loved that the the coffee filters were already round since I dislike square flakes. More importantly, they were easy to fold and cut for my little girl's introduction to snowflakes!
After our little project we read the very short chapter book Henry and Mudge and the Snowman Plan. Though it is a chapter book, we read it in one sitting. I love that M is starting to enjoy lengthy books! E's (and M's) favorite snow book is probably Snowmen at Night or Frosty the Snowman!
I have seen these easy snowflakes around blogland quite a bit, but the first place I saw them was at Cheerios Underfoot. Thanks for the inspiration!
I am linking this to some great crafty resources!