Cupcake Liner Snowflake Craft for kids

My kids are always busy and excited to try new ideas and crafts. This winter break was a fun opportunity to teach my youngest child how to make a 3D snowflake from a cupcake liner. This winter craft is simple and easy, and a fun way to get creative for kids of all ages. 

I love crafts, especially during the cold winter months. If you have a child who enjoys cutting, sticking and coloring then this snowflake craft activity is a great way to pass some time together while spending time indoors this winter. 

easy cupcake liner snowflake craft for kids

We often craft at the kitchen table, which gives me an easy way to keep my daughter occupied while I cook or clean up the kitchen or I join in and we just have a relaxing time together.

So you are looking for some quick and easy winter crafts that don’t require too much equipment or time. Well, here is one for you!

cupcake liner snowflakes easy winter craft for preschoolers

How to Make 3D Snowflakes with a Cupcake Liners Easy Winter Craft for Kids

I am thrilled to share this creative idea for kids: How to make a snowflake craft. This is one of those ideas that can be done in a few minutes, and will give your kids a fun project to do.


For this kids winter craft all you will need is a few simple craft supplies. You may already have all of these items around the house, in your playroom or craft cupboards

  • Black paper (blue paper also works well)
  • White cupcake liners (silver cupcake cases also work well)
  • Snowflake stickers, sequins or gems in wintery snowy colours (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue (a glue stick is easiest for this activity. You could also use PVA glue and a glue spreader)
supplies for cupcake liner snowflake craft

How to make this Winter Cupcake Liner Craft Activity

First, to make the cupcake liner snowflakes, you will need to fold each cupcake liner into 8ths. Do this by folding in half, then half again to make quarters, and finally one more half to make eighths.

Then, you just make small snips along the edges. This is the same way that traditional paper snowflakes are cute. You do not need to follow a pattern, just snip away and each snowflake will be slightly different.

cutting cupcake liner snowflake craft

Cutting the snowflakes gives a little more challenge to younger children working on their scissor skills. If cutting through all of the layers proves tricky, they can unfold a little and make a more basic snowflake using the cupcake liner folded into quarters, or cut freestyle.

sticking cupcake liner snowflake craft

Once the first cupcake snowflake is complete, add some glue to the centre and stick it down onto the black or blue paper background.

If you glue only the centre and not the entire snowflake, this will preserve the 3D effect as the edges of the cupcake liner rise upward from the paper.

decorating cupcake liner snowflakes

Add snowflake stickers, gems, adhesive jewels, glitter or sparkly sequins to decorate and create that shiny snowflake winter look.

making cupcake liner snowflakes

Continue making more snowflakes and glueing them down until you have filled the page and completed a full snowy sky.

3d snowflake craft cupcake liner craft

Voila! You’ve made yourself a super simple snowflake craft!

To keep kids busy this winter, all you really need is a handful of really good ideas, some glue, and a little imagination. The possibilities are endless!

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Winter Wonder activities. There are dozens of other projects you can do with construction paper, frosting, stickers, and so on.

Let your kids’ imaginations run wild and explore all the wonderful possibilities that this winter has to offer.

More Snowflake Crafts and Activities

Want to make even more snowflakes with the kids? We’ve got plenty more ideas that you’re going to love!

Make a snowflake from Clothes pins

Printable Mickey Mouse Snowflake Craft

Make Snowflake Handprints

Make Paper Plate Snowflakes

Explore Symmetry with Snowflakes

Make Snowflake Cookies

Download our free printable Snowflake Coloring Pages


We hope you enjoyed this simple winter craft for kids. Please feel free to share this craft idea with friends and family or Pin to your Winter Pinterest boards. Thank you so much!

cupcake liner snowflakes easy winter craft for preschoolers

Printable Instructions

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Cupcake Liner Snowflake Craft for kids
Yield: 1

Cupcake Liner Snowflake Craft for kids

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make a 3D snowflake craft for kids using cupcake liners and a few basic craft supplies


  • White cupcake liners / cupcake cases
  • Snowflake stickers
  • Black paper


  • Scissors
  • Glue stick


  1. Fold each cupcake liner into 8ths (fold in half, then again, then again)
  2. Make small snips along the edges of the folds
  3. Open to reveal a snowflake pattern
  4. Glue snowflakes to the black paper
  5. Decorate with snowflake stickers


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