Tortilla Snowflakes…in summer…in Texas (in a weird way, it works)

Today my son had “a great Idea” to make “those snow things with cinnamon salt”. How could I refuse? This is really one of the coolest things I have found to do with kids. It involves so many skills. Fine motor. Creative problem-solving. Planning. Basic cooking. Shape identification. I could probably come up with more, but you get the idea. If you are looking for a quick, fun, and (semi-) healthy snack to throw into the mix, you can not go wrong with this one. You probably don’t really need pictures to follow the process, but I took them so here we go…

You will need:

  • Large flour tortillas
  • Kitchen scissors* (any scissors work if they are clean)
  • Melted butter
  • Cinnamon and sugar mix

Tortilla snowflakes

Step 1:

Fold the tortilla in half and then in half again, so that you have a quarter.

Step 2:

Using the kitchen scissors, cut small shapes (triangles work best) out of the tortilla.

*If you have little ones that aren’t very good with the scissors yet, they can just take bites out of their tortilla or tear it to make shapes. You could also make this a coordination activity using cookie cutters, pizza cutters, or whatever else you can find around the house!

Step 3:

Brush with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and let it crisp in a skillet.

Tortilla snowflakes

Enjoy! (Careful…they are a little bit addictive!)

I hope you have as much fun making these as we did! It was the first thing the pre-K told his older sister about when she came home from school, so I knew they were a hit.


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