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Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Coffee filter snowflakes…a creative twist on a classic tradition!

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

 A Classic Tradition

Making snowflakes out of paper has always been one of my favorite holiday activities! I love how I can make so many different shapes with just a simple cut. The best part of homemade snowflakes is definitely opening up the folds to see what you have made! It truly is a magical moment.

Normally snowflakes are made with plain old paper and a pair of scissors. Below you’ll find a fun twist on the traditional snowflake by using coffee filters instead of paper. Coffee filters are more transulent than regular paper, allowing the snowflakes to transfer light easier, giving them a softer and dreamier appearance. They are also affordable! You can find all of the supplies that you need at the Dollar Store.


  • Coffee Filters (find them at the Dollar Store)
  • Scissors

How to fold

  1. Fold your coffee filter in half
  2. Fold it in half again.
  3. Fold it in half one more time
  4. Cut out shapes on the outer edge.
  5. Optional: Dip snowflakes in color dye or add glitter for a magical effect!

Enjoy your beautiful coffee filter snowflakes!

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  1. Absolutely 100% doing this. Calling hubs to pick up a package of coffee filters. Can we send a check donation with the snowflakes? (Also, did it say what/who to write the checks out to?) Thanks for posting this! I’m all the way down in Georgia, but I so wanted a way to encourage the kids (and teachers/families) who survived. Especially the children…. Thanks!

  2. We will be sending some snowflakes for Newton and Sandy Hook Elementary all the way from Australia. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  3. What a perfect idea!!! I am doing this with my family!! I also sent an email to my kids schools to see if they can join in too!!! If everyone got their schools to help they will have a ton of snowflakes in no time!!!

    Thanks for sharing the idea!!

  4. This is bringing tears to my eyes.. Just emailed my daughters teacher to see if we could make some for the collection.. What a fantastic idea!

  5. Thank you for sharing this. I will be doing this with the kids this weekend. I wanted to share a blog post about this on my blog. Is it okay to link back to you to give my readers all of the information they need?

  6. Amazing idea. I’ve shared it and also emailed it to my son’s daycare owner who has three daycares in the area. We’ll send some from our household for sure.

  7. Thanks, what a cool idea to use coffee filters for snowflakes. I think we’ll try it this week. (My kids will enjoy it!)

  8. This is such a great idea! I have shared this information with my friends who will also spread the word! My heart breaks every time I think about it!
    antonella 🙂

  9. What a beautiful and touching idea! I just emailed my daughter’s teacher about this to see if she would like her students to make their own for the Sandy Hook students. Thanks for sharing!

  10. We have a school cancellation day today due to a beautiful winter snowstorm here in New Brunswick Canada. I always try to use this day as a craft day with my kids. So we invited another child over to to make these with us. They are so beautiful! Can’t wait to send them.

  11. Thank you so very much for sharing. We have been praying as a family about how we can help these sweet people. :'(

    My kiddos and I will be getting busy on snowflakes TONIGHT!


  12. What a fabulous idea and I will be thrilled to participate. Those little ones will need as much joy as we can give them. Thanks for coming up with this ever so simple idea!

  13. Great idea and thank you so much for sharing!

    If you’d like to do something special tonight in remembrance, please light the night:

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  14. I watched CBS News Sunday Morning today. They had a short segment on the snowflakes for Sandy Hook. It was absolutely beautiful. They received such an overwhelming response (tractor trailers full of snowlakes!!) that they are going to decorate every school in the district. They received snowflakes not just from across the country, but internationally as well! Thank you for sharing the information!