Fine Motor: Making Snowflakes

If your child has at least moderate scissor skills, practice making snowflakes! 


Here’s what we did:

  1. Color a piece of paper first. Thinner is better b/c it’s easier to cut when folded. 
  2. Fold one corner down to the opposite edge and crease the paper; cut off the extra so that your initial piece of paper is square. 
  3. Then fold it into triangles. For beginners, only fold it a few times because the thicker it is, the harder it is to cut. 
  4. Use a pencil to draw easy to cut out shapes. For Luke, age 3, I just drew a few triangles around each edge since he’d be able to cut out the shapes with 2 simple snips. I helped him if the triangular part didn’t come off on its own after his 2 snips. 
  5. Then unfold the paper and tape the snowflakes on your windows for a pretty winter display.  


It’s the closest thing we have to snow around here on these crazy 60 degree January days!!


Here’s another neat folding technique you could try!


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