Colder weather means indoor activities, crafts, and fun. It also means winter—and nothing says winter like DIY snowflake stamps and cards! These can be fun for sending out post-holiday thank you cards, winter-themed birthday party invites, or just a winter hello to far-away friends and family.
Keeping hands busy in a creative way is also fun for kids and adults alike, and everyone will have a blast as they bend and create these snowflakes.
Snowflake Stamp Supplies
- Pipe cleaners
- Paint (Non-toxic)
- Paper plate
- Paper or cards
Pick out two pipe cleaners and cut each one in half, creating four smaller pieces. (Tip: If you’re cutting pipe cleaners with scissors, make sure you do so at the base of your scissors for an easier cut.)
Make your snowflake by wrapping the pipe cleaners around each other. What’s great is you can make whatever kind of snowflake you want. Let the creativity flow! Once you’ve got the snowflake base, you’ll want to add the details that make it special. Little curls on the end or bend the arms of the flake to give it more shape. The possibilities with this are endless. Remember: No two snowflakes are alike. Have fun giving them your own style.
After you’ve made your snowflakes, you can choose to display them or use them as stamps. For stamping, add some paint to a paper plate, then dip your snowflake and start to stamp on paper or cards. Let your paint dry before adding any text or another color. You can always take it a step further and add embellishments like glitter or sequins for sparkle.
The winter blues can set in this time of year, but making something fun, or sending out a homemade card can really warm up a cold day. Who will you send a snowflake stamp card to?