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Watercolor Snowflake

Kids will love to create their very own unique watercolor snowflake art! We love this winter art project because every snowflake can be painted differently! Grab the free printable templates today to make them.

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Watercolor Snowflake Winter Craft


Watercolor Snowflake Art Project for Kids

We love how easy this activity is to set up! You only need a few supplies to make this art, and you probably already have the supplies on hand!


There are 3 different snowflake designs to choose from: 

Purple and Blue Watercolor Snowflake


Pink and Purple Snowflake


Blue & Green Watercolor Snowflake


Supplies Needed

Watercolors – we used this set 

White Cardstock

– Black crayon or Black oil pastel 

– Paintbrush

– Snowflake templates – you can get the templates on the bottom of the post on the form with the preview of the template


What is Better – Crayon or Oil pastel?

Personally I like using the black crayon for this project for younger kids. The black crayon is easier to use (a little thinner and less thick) and you’re more likely to have it on hand!

For a more thicker outline, an oil pastel will give your final art a more rich appearance.

For younger kids, you can skip the crayon step and just let them color or paint the geometric shapes. Tracing the snowflake with a black crayon can also be good fine motor practice.


Watch the Video Tutorial Here!


How to Make a Watercolor Snowflake Project

1. Start by printing off the snowflake templates on white cardstock.  You can get the free templates at the bottom of the post on the form with the preview of the template.

You can also draw your own snowflakes and follow the same steps.

Print off Snowflake Templates



2. Using a black crayon or a black oil pastel, trace the lines on the template.

You want the crayon or oil pastel lines to be thick so that it creates a nice outline between the watercolors. This will prevent the watercolors from bleeding into each other.


Outline Snowflake Template with Black Crayon


This step is optional but it helps to keep the colors from bleeding and also makes the design pop a little more.

For younger kids you can skip this step and have them paint the printable design.

Continue tracing until the full template is outlined.


3. Once your snowflake is outlined with black crayon, you can paint the inside shapes!

We used regular watercolors but you can also use liquid watercolors or kids can simply color the inside of the snowflake with a marker or crayon.

Paint with Watercolors


Paint the Snowflake with Watercolors

Alternate what colors you use to give the final snowflake a multi-color appearance!

We used 2-3 colors per snowflake but you can use as many colors as you’d like!

Watercolor Snowflake Craft


Depending on the color you choose it may not paint as dark as you’d like. If this happens, just paint another layer on top.

You will love the final look of these snowflakes! Challenge kids to try to draw and paint their own too!


Watercolor Snowflake Art


Printing Tips: 

Make sure you review the Print Preview before printing. Every printer is different so make sure you select “Print to Fit to Size” or look at the printer Scale Features (you can print at 90% scale) in your printer settings so that it does not print cut off if you are having issues.


Get the Free Snowflake Art Project Templates

More Snowflake Art Projects

Try these salt painted snowflakes!

Salt Painting Craft


Make snowflake suncatchers!

Snowflake Suncatcher Craft for Kids


Get these free printable paper snowflake templates! 

Free Snowflake Template

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