Winter STEAM: Symmetrical Snowflakes

Here’s one of our favorite winter STEAM projects that combines math and art – creating symmetrical snowflakes!  Use Q-tips to create symmetrical shapes that result in beautiful snowflakes.  There are so many possibilities, and a whole class can create them with no two alike.  Young kids will enjoy this, but don’t underestimate the value of doing this with teens – they can create some amazing designs! This snowflake craft is a great addition to any math lessons on symmetry, patterns, and would be a fun addition to a unit on snowflakes or winter! This simple winter STEAM project was found in our Arctic Discovery Box but can be easily created at home.

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  • Blue construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Q-tips



Start by gathering your supplies. Cut circles out of the blue construction paper.

Next, design your snowflake. You can break or cut your Q-tips into various sizes to give your snowflake a more intricate design. My kids really enjoyed figuring our their designs and patterns! Once your snowflake is mapped out, begin gluing your Q-tips onto the paper.

After everything is dried, you are ready to display your snowflakes! We displayed ours on our mantle. You can also punch a hole in the edge and hang it up with a string.


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