MAKING A PAPER SNOWFLAKE

Happy New Year!

It's winter time and for the past few weeks snowflakes have been getting made. Here is a quick lesson on how to make a snowflake.

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If you have some square shaped paper around, terrific! If not, here is how to make some squares.

  • Fold the bottom left corner to the right hand side creating a triangular shape.
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  • Then fold the top rectangular pieces back and forth making a strong crease on on the paper. When the crease is weak, tear gently.
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Now you have a square!

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  • Fold the paper in half.
  • Then fold in half again creating a mini square. 
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  • Then fold the corner across to the other corner. You will have a triangle shape. 
  • Where the pen is on the photo shows where all the folds intersect. It's best NOT to cut on this corner to have a snowflake that doesn't come apart when you unfold.
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  • Draw the shape you want to have on your snowflake. 
  • For younger folks cutting a few triangles or square shapes out is just as satisfying. The challenge is cutting through so many layers of paper. 
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  • Cut out carefully.
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Then unfold and see what kind of snowflake you created. The possibilities are exciting and varied. We hang ours up on our windows and enjoy seeing the shapes silhouette on the wall when the light comes in!

Enjoy the season!