Dip and Dye Snowflakes - FamilyEducation

Dip and Dye Snowflakes

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book

In this Christmas art activity, your preschooler can turn a folded coffee filter into a colorful snowflake.


  • Cone or square-shaped coffee filters (or paper towels cut in circles or squares)
  • Scissors
  • Small bowls of dye (diluted food coloring or strong tempera paint)


  1. Fold coffee filters or paper-towel circles or squares in half, quarters, thirds, and so on.
  2. Dip them into a bowl of dye, blot, open up, and let dry.
  3. When dry, fold again and make snowflakes by cutting small shapes along the folded edges.
  4. Use the snowflakes as a holiday decoration; tape them to your window or your child's bedroom door.