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Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Saturday, December 31, 2016 3:03 PM | Deleted user

Adapted from My Kids Adventures.  We chose this site because they suggest a number of ways to experiment and expand the challenge for older children.  Check out all of their variations!

How to create both simple and complex snowflake designs from coffee filters--you and your children will be eager to cut out a blizzard of snowflakes!Materials

  • Scissors
  • Round Coffee Filters
  • Trash can


  1. Review scissor safety and rules with your kids.
  2. Spread out the round coffee filter on a flat surface.
  3. Fold the filter in half.
  4. Fold it in half again, so that it's in quarters.
  5. Fold it in half a third time, so that it's in eighths.
  6. Make a few cuts in the filter.
  7. Let them open the snowflake to see how the cuts create a design.
  8. Ask your child questions about what they are doing.
    1. What happens when you cut off part of the outside edge of the coffee filter?
    2. What happens when you cut off the tip of the folded coffee filter
    3. What happens when you cut out shapes and unfold the snowflake?
  9. Check out other variations on the site!

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