Tape Resist Snowflake Craft

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Introducing a Winter Twist to Tape Resist Art – The Tape Resist Snowflake Craft for kids of all ages!

Tape-resist art is not only enjoyable but also yields beautiful results. Children eagerly anticipate removing the tape to unveil their creations, and it always concludes with a sense of wonder!

We’ve experimented with various art projects with our daughter, and trust me, all kids will adore this activity.

Tape Resist Snowflake Art

ThingsYou’ll Need to Make Tape Resist Snowflake Craft

  • Watercolour Sheet
  • Washi tape (variety of sizes)
  • Watercolour
  • Paintbrushes (foam or sponge brushes work well)
  • Water container
  • Paper Towels or a Rag

How to Make Tape Resist Snowflake?

Lay out your paper: Place your watercolour sheet on a smooth surface. For this craft, we used A5-size paper, but you can also choose A4 sheets.

Create your snowflake design: Use washi tape to design your snowflake on the paper.

Making Snowflake with Washi Tape

You can experiment with various shapes, sizes, and angles to craft unique snowflakes. Younger kids might need assistance with this step.

Making Snowflake with Washi Tape

Paint your snowflake: Use a paintbrush to entirely paint the sheet blue. You can cover the entire sheet or leave some space at the perimeter.


For this particular craft, we employed a technique called a wet-in-wet watercolour painting.

Painting Snowflake Begin by brushing only water onto your paper. Then, dip your brush in paint and spread it over the wet areas. The paint will feather and diffuse, creating a magical effect.

Painting Snowflake art

While kids’ tempera paint offers vibrant colours suitable for this craft, Watercolour creates less mess with kids.

Sprinkle salt: Once you’ve filled in the spaces around the tape, sprinkle a pinch of salt around the wet areas.

This will absorb water and produce random beautiful dark and hollow spots across the sheet, creating a natural glitter effect.

Allow the paint to dry: Let the paint dry completely before proceeding to the next step. This ensures that the paint doesn’t smudge when you remove the tape.

Peel off the tape: Carefully peel off the tape, revealing the beautiful snowflake design you’ve created. Be patient and gentle to avoid tearing the paper.

Remove the Washi Tape to reveal snowflake painting

Add finishing touches: If desired, you can enhance your snowflake with glitter or other embellishments.

Step back and admire your masterpiece!

Tape Resist Snowflake Art

Different Approaches to Tape-Resist Snowflake Art

  • Explore diverse paint colours and techniques to craft unique snowflakes.
  • Consider creating tape-resist snowflake art on a paper plate instead of paper.
  • Expand your creativity by applying the technique to paint a canvas adorned with snowflakes of varying sizes—an ideal decoration for the winter season.

Tape Resist Snowflake Art Project

This tape-resist snowflake craft is a great way for kids to express their creativity and learn about the art of resist painting.

It’s also a fun and festive activity that can be enjoyed during the winter months. So gather your supplies and get ready to create some magical snowflake masterpieces!

Tape Resist Snowflake Art


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