Coffee Filter, Straws and Pasta Snowflake Craft

My kids are excited to be expecting our first snow storm this week so with winter on our mind I put together this fun snowflake craft for my kids over the weekend. It was a blast!

Painted coffee filters, pinwheel pasta and  paper straws come together to create awesome texture in this winter kids craft. This fun snowflake craft is also a fun way for kids to be creative with symmetry when creating their own, unique snowflake design.

Look for book recommendations at the end of this post.


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How to Make a Coffee Filter, Paper Straw and Pasta Snowflake Craft

Supplies Needed to make this Snowflake Craft

coffee filters
liquid watercolors
– paintbrush
blue paper straws
pinwheel pasta
– white paint
– school glue

Directions for Making this Snowflake Winter Craft

1. Start by painting your coffee filters with your liquid watercolors. We used blue and purple for winter snowflake colors. Set the coffee filters aside to dry completely.

2. While your coffee filters are drying, paint your pinwheel pasta with your white paint. One easy way we like to paint our pasta is by pouring some white paint on a paper plate. Then dip the pasta into the paint and place it paint side up on a place mat or parchment paper to dry.


3. Cut a handful of blue paper straws into 2-inch and 1-inch sections. I would say you’ll need 2-3 straws per snowflake.

4. Once your coffee filters and pasta are dry, set all of your materials out and design your snowflakes. We spent some time doing a dry fit with our straws and pasta to figure out what designs we wanted. After you have decided on your design, use school glue to glue down each piece of your snowflake.


Try coupling this snowflake craft with these fun books about snowflakes:

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Snowflakes in Photographs by W. A. Bentley (Not a children’s book but great for the photographs of real snowflakes.)

This yarn wrapped cardinal craft is bright and beautiful and perfect for a winter kids craft and for strengthening fine motor muscles.

Yarn Wrapped Cardinal Craft

Make these DIY Christmas Photo Ornaments at home to give to Grandma or Grandpa or in the classroom for a present for Mom or Dad. Simple Christmas gifts kids can make, DIY photo gift, Christmas ornament craft, Christmas craft for kids.

Easy DIY Christmas Photo Ornaments