Snowflake Suncatcher Craft for Kids

Craft by @littlelucytotschool on Instagram

This is one snowflake that won’t melt in the sun! This easy art and craft idea from OOLY says “see ya” to delicate snowy white flakes, letting you create a dazzling, anything but boring snowflake that is both eye-catching and sun-catching!. These vibrant, sun-catching DIY holiday snowflakes  are just what you need to keep little hands busy as you countdown the minutes until Santa comes down the chimney.

Time Duration: 20 minutes 

Skill Level: Beginner

OOLY Products Needed

Other Items Needed: 

  • Scissors (adult supervision required)
  • Sticky paper
  • Optional: tissue paper 


Two hands folding white paper on a table

Step 1: Tear a sheet of paper from Chunkies Paper Sketchbook Pad and fold the top corner into a triangle.

Two hands folding white paper for a second time
Hands with nail polish cutting folded white paper

Step 2: Cut off excess strip and then fold into another triangle, repeat fold into one more triangle.

White paper cut into the shape of snowflakes with paint sticks and markers on the table

Step 3: Use scissors to start your snowflake design. *Parent supervision is always required with scissors, assist your little one in their cutting if needed.

Paper snowflakes colored in with markers and paint sticks

Step 4: Now for the fun, decorate your snowflake! Chunkies Paint Sticks & Mighty Mega Markers are the best for little hands. Stampables Double-Ended Markers allow for such creative additional elements!

Hands putting sticky paper on colorful snowflakes with paint sticks and markers on the table

Step 5: Once your decorating is complete, cut a square of sticky paper to attach to one side of your snowflake (attach to the back side of the snowflake if you have one established). 

Colorful snowflakes on cut up paper with markers and chunkies on table

Step 6: Use Chunkies Paint Sticks to add color to the sticky parts. As a fun addition, you can also tear up colored tissue paper and add to the sticky parts (optional).

Two people's hands holding a colorful snowflake suncatcher in front of the sun

Step 7: Take your finished sun catcher masterpiece outside into the sun and see the magic! 

Catch a little sunshine by displaying these vibrant snowflakes on a window, hanging them from a tree branch, or simply taking them outside and holding them up for the world to see. They also make fun DIY holiday gift for friends and family.

We would love to see photos of your craft projects! Tag us on Instagram at @WeAreOOLY using #OOLYcreateyourhappy.

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