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20 matching shapes are cut out and glued together to create a decorative SnowBall.
 
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Step 1: Step 1 supplies

Picture of Step 1 supplies
Supplies:
Template printed on photocopy weight paper. File named spokes-5.png.  (Originally in .svg but couldn't get it to upload)
Four sheets of card stock paper (110lb is best)
Scissors
Hole punch
Stapler
Glue stick
Optional:
Cutting knife and cutting mat to protect table.
Or electronic die cutter like the new Cricut Explore that is the grand prize for the paper craft contest.

Step 2: Step 2 Print out 2 copies of the template.

Picture of Step 2 Print out 2 copies of the template.
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Staple each template onto 2 sheets of card stock.
Do a rough cut and add more staples to keep the layers from shifting while cutting.

Step 3: Step 3 Cut “flake” ends and punch hole at base of opening located at end of each “spoke”

Picture of Step 3 Cut “flake” ends and punch hole at base of opening located at end of each “spoke”
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Then use scissors or craft knife and mat, to cut hole to finished shape.

Step 4: Step 4 Finish cutting out the shapes.

Picture of Step 4 Finish cutting out the shapes.
I tend to cut all the detail stuff at the spoke ends before removing the remainder of the paper.

Step 5: Step 5 Discard the template.

Picture of Step 5 Discard the template.
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Fold each shape at base of the 3 spokes.
And fold the “fringe" towards center of shape.

Step 6: Step 6 Spread glue on spoke (but NOT the fringe)

Picture of Step 6 Spread glue on spoke (but NOT the fringe)
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Glue 2 pieces together 1 spoke back to back with another.
You will be assembling the first 5 pieces to form a pentagon shaped hole in center.

Step 7: Step 7. Continue adding the pieces, being careful to form 5 sided holes

Picture of Step 7. Continue adding the pieces, being careful to form 5 sided holes
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Photos are
the first 7 pieces assembled (view from inside/center)
first 10 assembled (view from inside/center)
first 10 outside view
Continue to add pieces being careful to have only pentagon shaped openings!
Attach a hanging cord and display proudly!

Thank you so much for sharing with us. Beautiful project which I can make with my kids.

wrenv (author) 1 year ago

Thank you everyone for your nice comments.

Wow...this is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing.

This is epic! Very good work!

Wow, amazing work!

Beautiful!