I really love doing paint splatter activities. We’ve made some fun Paint Splatter Monster Puppets for Halloween and have also done a Pine Cone Snow Scene in the past. Yes, it gets a little messy, but just be sure to put some newspaper down or I like to use a cheap plastic tablecloth for protection. And old clothes, definitely do not do these projects in your Sunday best! They’re so fun, though, and the end result is completely unique. Like snowflakes. Which is fitting, since we used the paint splatter technique on these Cupcake Liner Paint Splatter Snowflakes!
For the Cupcake Liner Paint Splatter Snowflakes, first gather a bunch of colored cupcake liners. Blue is an obvious, but we really liked how the purple and green came out, too. Any colors you can find and make you think of winter. Then, fold the cupcake liner in half 3 times and begin snipping out pieces to make the snowflake.
Once the snowflake is made, it’s time to load white paint on a brush and splatter! When that’s dry, though, your snowflake will most likely not want to lay flat. To flatten it, and to protect the snowflake, layer with Mod Podge.
- colored cupcake liners
- white paint
- Mod Podge
- paint brushes
First, fold a cupcake liner in half, then in half again, then in half again, until you’re left with a thin triangle. Begin snipping out pieces to make the snowflake.
Spread out newspaper or a plastic tablecloth to protect where you’re working and get into old clothes. Then, lay out your snowflakes. Load a paint brush with white paint and begin splattering. This can be done however is most comfortable to you, but we like to use the flicker method by tapping the brush itself or simply using our wrist to make a quick flicking motion.
Let snowflakes dry completely. Once dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge across entire snowflake. Quickly and carefully peel off from wherever they were set before they’re glued onto it and set somewhere to dry. Move around a few times just to make sure they’re not sticking.
At this point, they can now be used as decoration or ornaments, with every Paint Splatter Snowflake as unique as the person who made it! Be sure to check out more winter crafts and activities at Kid Things!