Rainy day activity: make a glitter snowflake

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We're starting to feel festive at Lonely Planet Kids! Create your very own white Christmas with our step-by-step guide to making a sparkling snowflake decoration. Follow the steps below, or download and print out the activity sheet.

You will need:

  • A4 paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter paint

STEP ONE

Gather together your equipment!

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STEP TWO

Fold the A4 paper from the bottom left corner up to the top right leaving a rectangular gap along the right side.

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STEP THREE

Cut off this rectangle to make the paper square-shaped. Keep it folded diagonally.

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STEP FOUR

Fold the bottom-right corner of the triangle across to the top left to make a tiny triangle stick out over this side.

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STEP FIVE

Turn the whole shape over. Then fold what is now the bottom-right corner across to the top left so that the shape is now symmetrical.

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STEP SIX

Now fold the whole shape in half.

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STEP SEVEN

With a pencil, draw your snowflake shape onto the paper with the pattern shown here.

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STEP EIGHT

Ask an adult to help you with scissors. Then carefully cut around the shape.

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STEP NINE

Unfold the paper slowly to open your snowflake out!

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STEP TEN

Use glitter paint to make your snowflake sparkle! Repeat the steps to create more snowflakes for a snowy scene.

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Feeling inspired? Check out last month’s Lonely Planet Kids activity.

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