Simple painted snowflakes

June 28, 2017

An easy-to-do painting technique to create unique winter decorations or game counters.

Painted snowflakes & snowmen on wooden counters
Author: Muddy Faces

Age Range: 3+

Duration: less than an hour

Location: anywhere

Time Of Day: any time

Season: winter

Tags: counter, painting, snow, snowflake, wooden disc

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.

Step 1

Start by painting a white line straight across your disc.

Step 2

Paint two more white lines, crossing in the middle, giving you a 6-pronged basic snowflake.

Step 3

Add lots of twiddly bits and swirls or loop the prongs together – every snowflake is unique!

snowflakes painted onto wooden counters