Simple painted snowflakes
An easy-to-do painting technique to create unique winter decorations or game counters.
Age Range: 3+
Duration: less than an hour
Time Of Day: any time
Category: art & creating
Cut your own or buy a number of wooden discs or counters.
For hanging decorations, drill a hole at the top. Thicker counters can be used for games. In this example we are making counters for tic tac toe.
Sand your counters smooth on one side (or both sides if you’re painting both).
Using weatherproof acrylic paints gives a finish suitable for the outdoors – most other paints should be fine for indoor use.
Alternatively you can use this paint technique on card, pebbles or anything round.
Start by painting a white line straight across your disc.
Paint two more white lines, crossing in the middle, giving you a 6-pronged basic snowflake.
Add lots of twiddly bits and swirls or loop the prongs together – every snowflake is unique!
Take it further
Use glue and glitter to make your snowflakes even more sparkly.
Turn your counters into hanging decorations by using a hand or palm drill to make a hole, then thread with ribbon or string.
Or put them with snowmen for festive noughts & crosses counters.