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Rainbow Cotton Ball Snowflake Craft

Rainbow snowflake cotton ball craft activity

Who says snowflakes can’t be colorful? Allow your toddler or preschooler to practice their fine motor skills with this colorful winter craft activity! Using cotton balls and food coloring, your child will bring out their creativity to create a unique snowflake of their own to be displayed during the holiday season.

How to Make Rainbow Cotton Ball Snowflakes

Supplies Needed

  • Cotton Balls*
  • Eye Droppers
  • Glue
  • Food Coloring
  • Water
  • Bowls
  • Cardboard


  1. Glue the cotton balls on the cardboard in the shape of a snowflake.
  2. Fill different bowls with water and add food coloring until the desired color is achieved.
  3. Using the eye dropper, add different colors to each of the cotton balls to create a rainbow snowflake.
  4. Let the rainbow snowflake dry and then put your creation on display.

*This activity requires adult supervision, as cotton balls could be a choking hazard.

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