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Snowflake Decorations for Winter Holidays (Fun Surprise for Your Kids!)

These snowflake decorations are a super fun way to surprise your kids during the winter holidays! Put them up overnight and the kids will wake up to a snow flurry indoors. Check out our simple tutorial and the easy trick to cutting your snowflakes.

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kids with paper snowflakes
snowflake decorations

I’ve had this idea in my head for the last four winters, but I haven’t ever gotten my act together to try it until now! We never, ever get snow in our part of California but the kiddos are always asking for it. So I wanted to create a little indoor snow flurry for them to wake up to one holiday morning.

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A Fun Wintery Surprise

I love that these DIY snowflake decorations don’t just have to be for Christmas. They’re pretty universal, so you could use them for any holiday or just winter in general.

I love the idea of hanging them overnight for the kids to wake up to, perhaps on Christmas morning. But it would be just as lovely to hang them as a family, or to make them a part of a Hanukkah tradition. It could even be fun for a winter birthday party or celebration.

We hung ours in the hallway so that when the kids came out of their bedrooms in the morning they would walk right into the snowflake decorations. They found themselves in the middle of a snowstorm and thought it was both magical and hilarious.

Lots of sliding up and down the hallway in their socks ensued.

But it would also be cool to hang them in a room, or over your mantel, or even just in all the doorways in your house!

snowflake decorations
snowflake decorations

How to Make Snowflake Decorations for an Indoor Snow Flurry

Materials

Make Time: 3 Hours

  1. If you have a Cricut machine, load a few different snowflake shapes and start cutting! I recommend creating different sizes of snowflakes. Cut as many snowflakes as you like — this project looks really good with a whole lot of them. I cut 100 snowflakes.
  2. If you don’t have a Cricut, do it the old fashioned way! I’d recommend cutting a few every day for a week or so, so your hands don’t fall off. Fold a sheet of paper in half. Fold a square of paper into a triangle, then fold again into a smaller triangle. Then fold this in thirds, creasing the corners in toward each other and overlapping them. Cut this into various shapes and unfold.
  3. Once you have your snowflakes, roll out a long piece of your clear thread. Use clear tape to tape snowflakes on it to create a garland.
  4. Tape up your garlands and strings from the walls and ceiling.
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Enjoy and REuse Your Snowflake Decorations!

This is a DIY that you can use again and again every year! When you’re done with your snowflake decorations for the season, remove and discard the tape. Then just gently stack your snowflakes and store them until next year.

It’s a good idea to sandwich your stack of snowflakes between two pieces of cardboard to keep them safe and flat.

Hope you have fun creating your snowflake decorations! Let it snow! xoxo

kids with paper snowflakes
kids with paper snowflakes

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Yield: Snowflake Decorations

DIY Snowflake Decorations

snowflake decorations

These snowflake decorations are a fun way to decorate your home for winter and surprise your kiddos!

Active Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • white cardstock
  • wall-friendly tape
  • twine or clear thread

Tools

  • Cricut machine
  • scissors

Instructions

    1. If you have a Cricut machine, load a few different snowflake shapes and start cutting! I recommend creating different sizes of snowflakes. Cut as many snowflakes as you like -- this project looks really good with a whole lot of them. I cut 100 snowflakes.
    2. If you don't have a Cricut, do it the old fashioned way! I'd recommend cutting a few every day for a week or so, so your hands don't fall off. Fold a sheet of paper in half. Fold a square of paper into a triangle, then fold again into a smaller triangle. Then fold this in thirds, creasing the corners in toward each other and overlapping them. Cut this into various shapes and unfold.
    3. Once you have your snowflakes, string some on long garlands and hang some from single strings.
    4. Tape up your garlands and strings from the walls and ceiling.

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