Snowflake Line Drawing Art Project

Do you love making paper snowflakes and want to turn them into an awesome art project? Our snowflake line drawing project is the project for you.

snowflake drawing with colorful background.

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What age is this project for?

We have done this project with 1st grade and older. Younger elementary students may need a little help cutting the snowflakes. We use these simple snowflake steps to create two paper snowflakes for students to use in their line drawing.

Recommended Supplies

  • Mr. Sketch Chiseled Markers (any marker will work, but we find that the chisel tip gives a variety of lines and colors)
  • 12″ x 18″ White Heavy Drawing Paper
  • Snowflake template (made from square white copy paper)
  • Pencil
Mr. Sketch markers, pencil, paper snowflakes on white paper.

How To Create Snowflake Drawing

For this project, we like to discuss balance, repetition, pattern, composition, negative space and line. This project is such a great way to get kids to discuss the Elements & Principles of Art as well as composition.

Step 1: Tape Paper Snowflake

We have found that a little piece of tape will help students keep their paper snowflakes in one place. The first snowflake should be taped somewhere on the page where the whole design will show.

Step 2: Trace Around Snowflake

Children need to use a pencil to carefully trace around their snowflakes. They should double-check that they traced all parts before removing the tape.

pencil tip about to trace paper snowflake.

Step 3: Tape and Trace Partial Snowflake

Kids will do this two more times, however, they will trace part of their snowflake on the page. The idea is to create a balanced composition that may look like the snowflakes are falling.

Step 4: Begin To Trace Outside of Snowflake

Use one chisel tip marker and trace around the outside edge of the snowflake. You are adding coloring to the negative space or background and not in the snowflakes.

hand holding chisel tip blue marker and tracing outside pencil line.

Step 5: Trace “Windows” Or Inside Shapes

Don’t forget about the negative space inside the snowflakes. Use the same colored marker to trace.

purple marker lines in shapes and then green marker lines.

Step 6: Continue Line Patterns

You can repeat colors or use any colors to continue to trace lines around your snowflake. Each line starts right next to the previous marker line.

different colored marker lines around 3 snowflakes on white paper.

Step 7: Add Color To All Negative Space

Continuously work with lines to fill all the negative space. If the lines converge together, you can create your own pattern by stopping the other tracing.

zoomed in view of colorful line snowflake drawing.

Optional: Use Eraser To Clean Up Lines

Tips For Using Markers With Children

  • If students are smudging markers with their hands, you can give them a paper towel to rest their hands on.
  • Encourage students to use the wide part of the marker whenever possible (but it is okay if they don’t always)
  • If a child is struggling with repeating the lines, they can also split up the negative space and color their own designs or color blocks.
finished easy snowflake marker drawing art project for kids.

Art Project FAQs

How to help young children make paper snowflakes?

If you are doing this in a class setting, we recommend doing the paper snowflake making in a small station. This way you can help students check if they are making them correctly. You would be surprised at the number of young children that have never made a paper snowflake before.

Do you have to use the same snowflake template?

No, for this project you could make a variety of paper snowflakes to use.

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finished easy snowflake marker drawing art project for kids.

Easy Line Snowflake Art Project

Learn how to make a fun snowflake line art project for kids.
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Course: Arts and Crafts For Kids
Keyword: easy line snowflake drawing, snowflake art project
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cost: under $5

Equipment

Materials

  • 1 piece 12" x 18" White Heavy Drawing Paper
  • Snowflake template made from square white copy paper

Instructions

Before You Begin

  • You will need to make a classic paper snowflake to use as a template. You can make these as complicated or as simple as you want.

Creating Snowflake Line Art Project

  • Tape snowflake template to white drawing paper.
  • Use a pencil to lightly trace around the snowflake.
  • Remove template.
  • Trace snowflake at least two more times. Only parts of the snowflake will snow on the paper.
  • Use one colored chisel tip marker and trace along the pencil line and in the negative space. Trace right next to every single pencil line on the page.
  • Switch colors and continue to trace around the previous line to create a fun line pattern.
  • Repeat tracing until the whole background is done.
  • Optional: Use an eraser to clean-up any residual pencil lines.

Notes

  • If students are smudging markers with their hands, you can give them a paper towel to rest their hands on.
  • Encourage students to use the wide part of the marker whenever possible (but it is okay if they don’t always)
  • If a child is struggling with repeating the lines, they can also split up the negative space and color their own designs or color blocks.

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