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Snowflake Study

Each flake that falls can offer an inspiring lesson in geometry — and art.

Learning Benefits

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What you need:

  • light blue construction paper
  • pencil
  • white glue
  • crystal glitter
  • scissors
  • close-up photos of snowflakes
  • hole punch

What to do:

  1. Explain to your child that each snowflake has a unique design, but all snowflakes are hexagons — they each have six sides and six points.
  2. Find photos of snowflakes to study. (Try a library book or search Google Images.)
  3. Invite your child to draw a snowflake with a pencil on the light blue paper and then outline it with glue.
  4. While the glue is still wet, lightly sprinkle crystal glitter on the glue. Allow it to dry.
  5. Cut out the snowflake. Punch a hole at the top, and hang in a window for a snowy display. Make a bunch to create a storm!

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