Friday, November 26, 2010

Preschool Kids Q-Tip Snow Flake Craft

Snowflakes glittering from the sky
Snowflakes, snowflakes, up so high
Snowflakes, snowflakes, soft and white
Snowflakes, snowflakes, a beautiful sight!

Q-Tips are so versatile! We we always keep them on hand for engaging crafts for our preschoolers. A winter time favorite is cutting Q-Tips to make beautiful, unique snow flakes. The kids love to cut them all themselves so there is minimal preparation on the teachers part.
Here is what you'll need to get started.

How to Make Q-Tip Snow Flakes With Preschoolers:
  • Lots of Q-Tips
  • Small cup of glue
  • Blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Pictures of snow flakes
The Introduction: Be sure to show the children pictures of snow flakes. This is a great opportunity to give them some really great facts on snow flakes and really finding out what they know about them. Each snow flake is unique and beautiful, just like they are!
The Process: Allow children to freely cut the Q-Tips. They love this part! Pass out small cups of glue and let children arrange them on the paper. Allow them to figure out how they will glue it down to adhere on the paper.
What Skills Kids are Learning: Spacial awareness, fine motor, problem solving, counting and math, balance and symmetry
  • Instead of colored construction paper have the children paint their own winter sky as the background.
  • Use clear of silver glitter for a celestial effect!
What other successful snow flake project do your children enjoy?

1 comment:

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