Cute and Sparkly Snowflake Popsicle Stick Winter Fine Motor Craft 

Here’s another fine motor practice for your little learners: winter snowflake popsicles that are cute and sparkly and can serve as nifty winter ornaments. Learners stick together colored or plain popsicle sticks in the middle to form a snowflake shape and decorate it with glitter, buttons, and googly eyes. It’s a fun craft for kids of all ages and puts those fine motor skills into good practice!

Fun winter crafts that need little help from adults are great to keep younger children entertained for the winter season. This popsicle stick snowflake ornament comes with step-by-step instructions that kids can follow. It’s the perfect activity for a busy mom to give to the kids and serves as home decor, too!

Four snowflakes made from colored popsicle sticks, decorated with buttons, pompoms and sequins.

Cute and Sparkly Snowflake Popsicle Sticks Winter Fine Motor Craft 

Popsicle stick crafts are versatile and low-prep, making them a mainstay for any fine motor center.  Easy crafts also develop learners’ confidence in making their own ornament. The fun part is that they can make this simple craft all by themselves, yet have so much fun and engaging hands-on learning!

These popsicle stick snowflakes look good on a Christmas tree, and the best part is that you can make different patterns and designs depending on your materials.

As it helps with pincer grip and hand-eye coordination, this craft strengthens and prepares a child’s muscles for other activities like writing, feeding themselves, and other activities necessary for becoming independent.

The steps in making this activity are simple but engaging enough as a winter-season activity. Older kids can use materials like acrylic paint and a hot glue gun to create different designs. In comparison, younger kids make their masterpieces with glitter glue, paper strips, buttons, and other craft materials.

A finished popsicle stick snowflakes- made with blue-green sticks and silver glitter, with mint green buttons.

Supplies Needed

  • Popsicle sticks (colored or regular popsicle sticks will do)
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush for glue (optional)
  • Glitters, buttons or sequins, any craft material for decorating
  • Thin ropes for hanging (optional)

Directions (Step by Step): Snowflake Popsicle Stick Winter Craft

Gather all your supplies together.

Supplies for making the craft: glue, popsicle sticks, glitters, buttons, googly eyes, pompoms, and a paint brush.

First, glue four popsicle sticks together in the shape of a snowflake.

Gluing popsicle sticks together in a cross and x shape
The finished snowflake shape after  gluing.

The next step after the snowflake pattern is to apply glue to every stick. 

Decorate your popsicle stick snowflake craft as you wish. For the picture below, I used blue glitter.

Applying blue glitter into a snowflake pattern

Once dry, glue a thin rope to the back of the snowflake. You may also use a length of ribbon. A fishing line, or a loop of string glued to the top of the snowflake works, too. You can also leave it as it is!

You may now display your ornament, which is perfect for Christmas decor.

Ideas to Play with the Snowflake Popsicle Stick Winter Craft

This Snowflake Popsicle Stick Winter Craft fuels a lot of fun ideas and a lot of possibilities for playtime and decor. Here are some ideas for this easy snowflake craft that’s perfect for the Christmas season:

  • Christmas ornaments for your Christmas tree, or you can decorate a glass window with them.
  • Craft challenge- The popsicle stick craft can also be done as a craft challenge. Learners can team up to create their snowflake design.
  •  They are also a perfect way to start a winter-themed storytelling session.
  • Puppets- These popsicle stick snowflakes can quickly become puppets when decorated with googly eyes! Stick some string on the back of the snowflake, and you’ve got snowflake characters to play with.
A blue and silver popsicle stick craft with blue buttons and silver glitter.

​To sum up, these popsicle snowflakes are a great way to welcome the Christmas season and make some pretty snowflakes along the way. There are different ways to decorate this simple craft, and it provides much fun and hands-on learning!

Quick Craft Instructions- just like a recipe!

A set of four popsicle stick snowflakes.


  • Popsicle sticks (plain or colored)
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush for glue (optional)
  • Glitters, pom poms, buttons or sequins, any craft material for decorating
  • Thin ropes for hanging (optional)



  1. Glue together four popsicle sticks at the center to form a snowflake pattern. Let dry.
  2. Spread glue along the popsicle sticks. Next, while the glue is wet, sprinkle glitter and stick on your favorite beads, pompoms, or buttons.
  3. Then, let the popsicle snowflake dry.
  4. Make another snow
  5. Glue a thin string/rope at the back of the popsicle stick snowflake. Hang it, and you have a winter popsicle snowflake with a festive touch!

Some Tips for Making Your Winter Popsicle Stick Snowflake

  • Use any preferred glue to stick them in the center (with some help, older kids may use a hot glue gun, while white glue is usually enough for younger learners). Sticking together may take time, especially when using liquid or tacky glue.
  • Tacky glue is best for larger buttons and other craft materials. Regular or glitter glue works for lighter decors like glitter, pompoms, or sequins.
  •  I like blue, gold, and silver glitter on white paint for a festive, and it looks close enough to a real snowflake, but any design will do! 
  • This craft makes smaller snowflakes, but if you want to make bigger snowflake patterns,  you can glue several popsicle sticks together to make longer “arms.” 
  • Pipe cleaners also look good glued to the snowflake. All in all, you can use any crafting supplies for this creative activity.

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