Cute and Colourful Winter Craft: Rainbow Snowflake Suncatchers

Nov 21, 2016

Who says snowflake crafts have to be white? Especially when all winter long we will be surrounded by piles of white snow. I decided to spice things up a bit and encourage the kids to make some rainbow snowflake suncatchers to decorate our windows. And they turned out so pretty! They're certainly a nice punch of colour.

So if you are looking for a unique spin on the classic paper snowflake, then you'll want to try making this cute snowflake craft for kids!

Here's what you'll need to make these pretty rainbow snowflake suncatchers:

  • coloured transparencies — I use coloured index dividers from Dollarama
  • scissors
  • paper trimmer

Blue, green, yellow, purple and pink coloured index dividers on a white table with pink scissors on top

Use the paper trimmer to make the coloured transparencies square-shaped. Our squares were 7 x 7 inches.

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Fold the transparencies as many times as you can, just like you would while making a paper snowflake. Then it's time to cut! Keep in mind that transparencies are thicker than paper and slip easier than paper, so your kids will have to hold onto their folded transparencies as tight as they can while cutting. Encourage them to experiment with a variety of shapes and sizes of cuts. Depending on the age of your kids, you might need to help them hold the folded transparencies so that the snowflakes don't unfold while they cut.

A completed pink snowflake with pink scissors on top and the pile of coloured index dividers in the top left corner

The kids will love unfolding their colourful snowflakes! I know that I always enjoy the unfolding process to see what the final design of the snowflake will look like.

Green, yellow, purple, blue, pink and orange snowflakes piled together on a white table

Repeat as many times as your kids want or in as many colours as your kids want! We went for an entire rainbow of snowflakes. They are certainly a nice change from the typical white paper snowflakes.

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Be sure to hang them up in the windows to enjoy all winter long!

Green, yellow, purple, blue, pink, red and orange snowflakes taped to a window

Article Author Dyan Robson
Dyan Robson

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Married to her high school sweetheart, Dyan is mom to two boys, J and K, who also teaches piano out of her home. On her blog And Next Comes L, Dyan shares her story of raising a child with hyperlexia, hypernumeracy and autism, amongst a variety of sensory activities for kids. You can find out more about their story on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.


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