Q-Tip Snowflake STEM Center

This Q-tip snowflake STEM center is such an easy way to stretch students’ learning. Make it once, throw it into a bag or box, and you’re ready for some hands-on STEM fun all winter long.

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Q-Tip Snowflake STEM Center
Q-tip Snowflake STEM Center

Making this print-and-play Q-tip STEM center was quick and easy!

To prep, I printed the snowflake tracing cards on cardstock for extra durability and cut them apart.

Then I grabbed a handful of Q-tips and slid them into a Ziploc bag.

That’s it. See?! I promised it was easy.

Q-Tip Snowflake STEM Center
Playing the Q-tip STEM Center

A little while later, I pulled out the Q-tip bag and invited my 5-year-old to pick a card and start tracing it with Q-tips.

Since every snowflake is different in the real world, I made a variety of designs for my mini-engineer. There were easy ones like this cross….

Snowflake Busy BagAnd more challenging ones like this square and X combo.

Snowflake Q-Tip Busy BagHe loved the hands-on game and I loved the grab-and-go fine motor activity.



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  1. Mihaela

    Ooo! Printing these right away for Christmas activity advent calendar we’re putting together for my girls!

    • Malia Hollowell

      Yay!! I’m thrilled that the snowflake busy bag will come in handy!

    • Malia Hollowell

      I’m super excited you’re a fan of the Q-tip snowflakes, Emma!!

  2. tiffany

    I tried printing the q-tip snowflakes and the q-tip silhouette is smaller than a traditional q-tip. Has anyone else had this issue or is it possibly just an incorrect setting on my printer?

    • Malia Hollowell

      I’m sorry to hear that you’re having difficulty printing the snowflakes to scale, Tiffany. In case it helps, my printer’s an HP and the sizing was spot on.

      Hope you’re having a good start to your week!


  3. fozia

    i cant find the download button on this page , really like this qtip activity help!

  4. Amber Scott

    Could we use this printable and make up a handful of busy bags to donate to our local Children’s hospital? I don’t know what the terms of use are and didn’t want to do something I shouldn’t.

    • Kimberleigh

      Hello Amber,
      Thank you so much for reaching out, I emailed you.
      Have a wonderful day,

  5. liz

    I can’t print this activity… am I missing it?


    • Ashley

      Hi Liz,
      Thanks for reaching out. You should be able to download this printable by clicking on the blue “Download Now” button at the bottom of the post. Please check out our troubleshooting video HERE for help.
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador



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