Plastic Water Bottle Snowflake Craft for Kids

Tired of the traditional snowflakes made out of paper?  Try this easy-to-make snowflake made out of a plastic water bottle.  This water bottle snowflake craft is fun and easy for kids of all ages.  This snowflake project also works as a winter recycling project.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your own water bottle snowflake.


Materials:  One plastic water bottle per child, liquid glue, different color glitter, paintbrush, string, scissor

Alternative:  Instead of using glue, and glitter you can use glitter glue sold in craft stores. You can also make pour glue into cupcake wrappers and add glitter to make your own glitter glue.


Step 1: Cut the plastic water bottle about 2 inches from the bottom.  You will only being using the bottom part of the water bottle.  If doing this with a large group of children it may be better to pre-cut all the water bottles before starting the activity. Cut a hole in the top to hang the string.


Step 2: Have the children paint a thin layer of glue on the outside part of the water bottle. Only paint the part of the bottle that you want to be the same glitter color. If using glitter glue have the children paint the glitter glue on the snowflake and skip step 3.

Step 3: Have the children sprinkle glitter over the glue.

Step 4: Repeat step 2 then step 3 until the snowflake is covered in glitter.

Step 5: When the snowflake is dry put a piece of string through the hole and hang.