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Catching Snowflakes on your Tongue Winter Craft

My school has Open House on Sunday and I needed a seasonal project for my students that required minimal prep, yet would look fabulous on the walls outside my classroom. Since we’ve finally been getting a little snow in Michigan, my students created these adorable catching snowflake art collages.

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catching snowflakes on your tongue winter craft

I dug deep into my paper supply and pulled out the brightest and prettiest colors of construction paper and scrapbook paper to help my students create these adorable self-portraits. I positively love how they match my classroom colors. Things have been really busy at school lately and I needed to prep this project in a hurry. I am SO thankful for my good friend Lyndsey from A Year of Many Firsts for creating a super-easy FREE template for this craft, after she saw the idea on Artsonia.

I aways love adding sweet details to any project and I wanted to make these catching snowflake crafts extra special, so I decided to add a little snow glitter. Unlike your typical glitter, this is bits of randomly chopped iridescent plastic. It’s lightweight, but the pieces are larger than regular glitter.

To prepare the artwork, I quickly sprayed a light layer of my favorite adhesive spray on the artwork. I then added a quick sprinkling of the glitter.

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The finished craft was completely adorable.

catching snowflakes on your tongue winter craft

I love the personality that emerged from each child’s project. The snowflake collages really tell a story about the each child that created them.


(The above photo was taken before I had a chance to add glitter). Lyndsey’s freebie included a template for the face, shoulders, and mouth. My students cut out their own teeth and tongue. They each created a scarf with three strips of scrapbook paper, and added yarn for hair.

catching snowflakes on your tongue winter craft

I love, love, LOVE how adorable the completed collages look in the hallway outside my classroom, beside the paper plate snowflakes that my students also created.

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Now I’m all set for Open House! I know the parents will be just as impressed by my students artistic talents as I was.

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Maria Gavin

Maria is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher, with 13 years of teaching experience. Her love and passion for all things early childhood is now fulfilled as a mom to two amazing kids. She loves sharing practical and creative tips and ideas that are perfect for young learners – in the classroom or at home!

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  1. I love all the art you do! How do you fit it in with academics and only teaching half day? Also what is the rest of your day? Thanks! I’ve used so many of your things!

    1. Hi Kate!
      I can’t possibly fit every single subject into my routine every single day. We only do art projects once or twice a month because they just take so LONG. I’m hoping to write a blog post at some point about my daily schedule. Thank you so much for the comment – I love to hear that the blog is helpful to teachers like you 🙂

    1. Hi Emily! Catholic Schools Week is always crazy at my school. Every day is FILLED with events. There is a special dress theme for each day (sports day, dress like a superhero, pajama day, etc). Other highlights of the week are having a science assembly one day, decorating placemats for a local senior center, making “thank you” cards for our parents for sending us to a Catholic School, no homework one day, movie & popcorn day… that still isn’t everything. Like I said, its a crazy (fun) week!

  2. Yours turned out SO, SO, SO, SO, SO cute! I LOVE these. I’m so glad you found the little templates to be helpful. I love how they are all so different. xoxo

  3. When I click the link for the template, nothing comes up. It takes me to another blog. Can you share the link?

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Hi, I'm Maria.

I’m a former kindergarten teacher turned work-from-home mom. I still love sharing ideas and resources to make teaching easier, so you can focus on what really matters in the classroom. When I’m not working on the blog, you’ll find me chasing kids around the house with a cold cup of coffee in my hand (some things never change even once you’re out of the classroom!)


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