Cotton Swab Snowflakes

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Cotton Swab Snowflakes.

Stuck inside on a blustery afternoon? This project can be completed with items found around the house and will keep tiny hands busy creating their own little winter wonderland.

  • Cotton swabs
  • Clear drying glue (i.e. school glue, tacky glue, hot glue)
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors

1. Lay out the wax paper on your work surface.

2. Use scissors to cut cotton swabs. Cut a handful in half and a similar number into thirds and into fourths. You should have four small piles of swabs in different sizes ranging from just the tips to the full swab.

3. Start with putting two full-size swabs on the wax paper in a cross shape.

4. Position the smaller swab pieces around the basic cross to make snowflake shapes. Each snowflake is unique, so there is no right or wrong way to create them!

5. When you have a shape you like, glue the pieces together while they are lying flat on the wax paper. Apply the glue very liberally to the points where the cotton swabs attach and let dry completely.

6. When the snowflakes have dried, peel off the wax paper and hang them up or lay them out as winter decorations.

OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to or call 614-447-3445.