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Simple Q Tip Snowflake Craft Kids Will Love

It’s time to find some good winter activities and this q tip snowflake craft is easy to make and kid approved. Q tips are inexpensive and fun to play with. There are many crafts you could be making with them: flowers, bows and arrows, art, snowflakes and more.

Q tip snowflake craft

Simple Q Tip Snowflake Craft Kids Will Love

All you need to make these snowflakes with your kids are things you already have in the house: q-tips, glue, string and a pair of scissors.

If time is a factor when creating this craft, we have found that using a hot glue gun will speed up the drying time.

Of course, with hot glue, adult supervision is necessary. Alternatively use some normal glue if your younger kids want to be hands on with this. I have a 5 year old and she wants to absolutely every step of every craft so this is the route I have to go down if she is with me when I start crafting! 

If you want, use colored sparkles for the ends of the Q-Tips: try red and green, or blue and silver, or whichever colors your kids love best! I think red and green work great for Christmas and could help you make a Snowflake ornament for your tree.

You could make lots of these and decorate your Christmas tree exclusively with them or else gift them to friends! Why not put them inside a Christmas card; would be such a nice surprise for the recipient. 

Colored snowflakes will stand out more than the silver or white sparkles (like we used). 

No two are a like, so there is no specific measurements needed for the sizes of your q-tips.

You can also make it three dimensional by placing q-tips all around.

Be creative with these snowflake crafts for kids and make them all different

With just a few Q-tips, sparkles and glue we will create beautiful snowflakes for the Christmas tree, or just decorations around the house.

You could use these craft sticks to make all sorts of snowflake shapes and patterns! Try mixing different sizes of Q Tips with different colors. This is also a great way to educate kids about maths, i.e which Stick snowflake is biggest. and which is smallest?

Which has the most blue parts and which has the most red parts? My little girl has just started school and she is doing graphing and she has to do this all the time. Incorporating her learning with crafting is a win win for me. 

If you love all things with snow then please check out my snowman crafts for kids


Follow these step by step instructions with images and let’s get crafting!

Q tip snowflake craft

Simple Q Tip Snowflake Craft

Yield: 1 snowflake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: free

Here's how to make cute snowflakes out of q-tips. Kids will love making these stick snowflakes during the Winter months.




Step #1: Use one Q-Tip as your base. Use a second Q-Tip and cut it in half. As well, take a third Q-Tip and cut each end off.

how to make q tip snowflakes

Step #2: Glue your 4 large pieces onto your base Q-Tip. Allow to dry.

making stick snowflakes

Step #3: Take your 6 smaller pieces and glue one in between each of the 4 larger pieces. Allow to dry.

snowflake shapes

Step #4: Using the white string, wrap it around all the corners of your snowflake, until the center is covered.

Before starting to weave it around, make sure to leave a length of string. Do the same thing at the end.

snowflake made from q tips

Step #5: Tie the two pieces together at the base of your snowflake. Tie the other ends of the string together as well.

q tip snowflake

Step #6: Apply your glitter to each of the ends of Q-Tips. Allow these to dry.

super easy craft stick snowflake


Make as many of these as you like in different sizes and different colors! If you cannot have real snow at home at least you can improvise with some super easy stick snowflakes

Can I see some of your stick snowflakes please? I would sure love to feature a collage of my favorites. These sure do cheer me up on a cold icy day!

These super easy stick snowflakes are great for kids of all ages as you can make it as simple or complicated as you like!

What did you do with yours? I will let you into a secret, I took one of my little girl’s and have it hanging in my car as an air freshener. I sprayed it with my favorite fragrance so my car smells amazing now. Perfect car decoration for the Winter months. 

I guess you could also stick yours onto some cardstock and make a greeting card! 3D shapes look cool on cards. I have some paper snowflakes on my Elsa Valentine card and they look amazing. 

More Winter Crafts Kids will love if Stick Snowflakes are Their Thing!

With tissue paper and a pencil you can make a fuzzy snowman with our toilet paper roll snowman craft.

Take some paper and make your very own, one of a kind paper snowflake with these snowflake paper crafts.

This snowman soup craft is the perfect recipe to warm you up from the inside out.

Use some cotton balls to make your very own igloo!

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