How To Make Paper Snowflakes with Coffee Filters

How To Make Paper Snowflakes with Coffee Filters

Learn how to make paper snowflakes with coffee filters for a super effortless craft! Add watercolors for a entertaining winter art activity for youngsters.

Updated November 2021

All these years we’ve been trimming 8 1/2 x 11 paper down to a square, then folding it and rounding off the edges to make snowflakes.

Then one particular day, we attempted one particular of our coffee filters (left more than from the coffee filter vacation garlands), folded it, and reduce out a snowflake.

So rapid. So effortless. No further cutting or folding to get it into the correct shape due to the fact it is currently round. And effortless to reduce by means of the layers given that it is lightweight.

Coffee filters make the ideal snowflakes! It appears so apparent now. We definitely missed a memo someplace. So, here’s how to make coffee filter snowflakes.

Photo by Jean Van’t Hul
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Photo by Jean Van’t Hul


  1. Fold your coffee filter

    First, fold a coffee filter in half and then in half once again, creasing the folded edges. You can fold a further time or two, but for the tiny youngsters this is typically adequate.

  2. Cut shapes & lines

    Use your scissors as you would with a normal paper snowflake and snip triangles, lines, and shapes along all of the edges of your folded coffee filter.

  3. Unfold snowflake

    Carefully unfold to reveal your coffee filter snowflake design and style!

  4. Paint

    If preferred, paint with watercolor paint to add some colour to your new snowflakes. painted snowflake

We’ve been cutting lots of, lots of snowflakes more than the previous couple of days.

coffee filter snowflakes on window
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

And given that coffee filters take watercolors so nicely, we’ve been painting some as nicely. This is as substantially entertaining (or more!) as cutting them.

A couple of dabs from the glue stick to hang our new painted coffee filter snowflakes in the window and we have a winter wonderland inside and out!

snowflakes on window
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

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How To Make Paper Snowflakes with Coffee Filters

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