by Rachel Paxton
These snowflake tree ornaments are easy and fun for preschoolers to make. They are made with craft (popsicle) sticks that you can buy at any craft store. My boys’ favorite part was painting them. Give them some paint and a paintbrush, and they’re happy!
For this project you will need:
- Craft or popsicle sticks
- Elmer’s glue or glue gun
- Craft paint
- Paint brush
I had my boys do this project on a paper plate. You will need four craft sticks for each snowflake. We used Elmer’s glue to glue them together. If you are in a hurry you might want to use a glue gun. The Elmer’s glue works well but takes a couple of hours to dry.
Glue two sticks together in the shape of an “x”. Glue other two sticks in the spaces between the first two sticks to make the shape of a snowflake or star.
After the glue has dried, the ornaments are ready to paint. I wanted to make pretty white snowflakes, but of course my boys had their own ideas. I at least talked them into making them red and green. You can then add glitter or use paint that has glitter already added.
After the paint is dry, glue a piece of ribbon to the back of the snowflake so you can hang it on the tree.