Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes

Have some wintery fun creating these simple & fun snowflakes. They can also be easily turned into a handmade ornament for your tree or a gift.

Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Start by gathering your supplies. Next create the base of the snowflake.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    With scissors, cut 2 pipe cleaners in half. Using 2 halves crisscross and twist once. Add another half, and cross & twist it across the initial two. (V.'s not quite old enough for scissors yet--but of course this is a step that slightly older kids can do on their own).

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    With the snowflake base created, add the pony beads to each stem. This is the part where you can let them have fun with sequencing and patterning. V went right into creating a uniform pattern all the way around. After this beading, sequencing, & patterning step is completed it is time for another mom step.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Using your last 2 pipe cleaners, cut them in half, & then in half again. This will create 4 pieces for each pipe cleaner, 8 pieces total. Along each stem, have your child twist these smaller pieces above the threaded beads. Optional: repeat the last two steps to create yet another dimension to each stem.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    To create a hook for ornamental purposes, place a pipe cleaner under the completed snowflake. Next, wrap around and twist creating a hook.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    And there you have a super easy & simple winter craft.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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