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How to Make Paper Snowflakes

Snowstorm Art
Sprinkle rice on a winter scene to create snowstorm art.
Sprinkle rice on a winter scene to create snowstorm art.

Snowstorm art is a dazzling paper craft, and kids won't need freezing temperatures to make it -- just a few simple supplies and a good imagination!

What You'll Need:

  • Dark construction paper (black is best)
  • Markers or crayons
  • Liquid starch or glue
  • Paintbrush or cotton swabs
  • Uncooked rice

Step 1: Draw a winter scene on the construction paper. If your child likes sledding or building snow creatures, encourage her to draw that. A pretty cabin in the woods with smoke curling out of the chimney would also make a pretty picture. Kids can create whatever scene they'd like.

Step 2: When your child is done drawing and coloring his picture, have him brush a generous amount of starch or glue over the picture on the construction paper.

Step 3: Sprinkle the rice over the glue on the paper. Shake off the excess rice and discard. (Don't put the rice back in the package, as you probably won't want starched or glued rice for dinner.)

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