This watercolor snowflake project is perfect for this time of year. The sparkly Christmas decorations come down and the house is left feeling a little naked around the edges. Coffee filters plus watercolors paints or even plain old food coloring will get you started!
Watercolor snowflake materials – you got this!
The only materials you need to make a watercolor snowflake are white coffee filters (the round ones, not the cone shaped kind), scissors, and watercolor paints. We used these concentrated liquid watercolor paints by Sax. They are so vivid and have many applications in these tiny bottles. Crayola watercolors (the dry cake kind) like will work just fine if that’s what you have!
Update – this also works beautifully using liquid food coloring that has been slightly diluted!
I think making snowflakes is one of those things that everyone has fun memories of as a kid. It’s so simple.
The reason I love making snowflakes with coffee filters is because they are SO easy to cut. It’s easier for little hands to cut through multiple layers, and get more intricate designs because the paper is so thin!
I show my kids how to fold them and cut them loose to experiment. These things are so inexpensive they can go through lots figuring out the cutting method that gets the result they like the most!
In order for the watercolor portion of this project to be the most effective snowflakes should be left folded. Of course they can still be painted when they are flat. So if your little rebel opens ’em up it’s no big deal.
We did figure out that those little boogers are near impossible to fold back up after being opened to check them out!
Easy peasy, right….
That’s it! You’re done! Allow them to dry and then hang them up and enjoy!