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Age range: 5-7 | 7-11
Duration: 0-29 mins | 30-59 mins
  • D & T
  • Maths
  • Science

How to make a snowflake

Why does a snowflake have six sides? Learn about the science of snowflakes and find out how to make a paper snowflake with our fun Christmas STEM activity.

Discover why snowflakes form when the weather gets cold by watching our fantastic Wilf wonders video. It’s a great introduction to snowflake science. You’ll be amazed.

Once you’ve absorbed Wilf’s wisdom, download our free step-by-step guide to making paper snowflakes and give it a go! How many different snowflake patterns can you create? If you’re up for an extra activity, try our word search that uses the words from the experiment. 

And please do share your learning highlights and final creations with us on social media @IETeducation #SantaLovesSTEM or send them via email to to be featured in our online gallery.

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