Introduction: 3D Paper Snowflake in Four Easy Steps!

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Seriously, it is very easy! All you need are these four basic materials:

1. paper
2. scissors
3. tape
4. stapler

Step 1: Paper

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Start with a square piece of paper. Fold this into a triangle by folding in half once. Next, fold this triangle in half to form a smaller triangle.

Step 2: Cutting

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Begin to cut three slits in your triangle starting at the hypotenuse edge. Make sure the folded edge remains uncut and at the furthermost leg of your triangle. (The vertical side of what forms the right angle)

Step 3: Opening and Taping

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Unfold your triangle. Starting from the inside at the square, bend the pieces of paper to form what looks like a canoli and tape. Flip your paper over and to do the same to the next strips. Continue flipping and taping until now strips remain. Repeat these three steps until you have a total of six.

Step 4: Stapling and Viola!

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Now that you have all six pieces, gather them all together at the ends and staple. Once stapled, let them fan out and staple at the piece that forms a cross to the one next to it at the piece that forms a cross. Do this to each of the individual papers. This step stabilizes the snowflakes form. One finished, viola! You have made your 3D snowflake!


Superalca9 made it! (author)2017-12-15

this was nice, easy and fun to make :)

ChinmayP15 (author)2017-01-08

The pictures are quite detailed ! Nice !!

AngelB74 (author)2016-12-16

it was very fun to make

vikaasanbu (author)2016-10-08

nice i9 have also learnt it

wellinat (author)2015-12-25


ErikaZ made it! (author)2015-12-08

I made one i got the video on u tube and then i didt know if i did it right so i went to google and looked up and i saw this website the first one was urs so i presed it and i made one i just need like 5 more

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a4410867 (author)2015-12-22

merry Christmas. great idea i love this decoration

Lydia O (author)2015-12-17

thank you for sharing this!

Alicia Walton (author)2015-12-13

This is so easy and I LOVE IT!

MythicalM (author)2015-01-07

I did it TOTALLY wrong xD TROLL

MaryD2 (author)2014-12-22

thank you so much!

me and my students loved it

vampirekitty093 made it! (author)2014-11-16

Me and my fiancee made our first one and this is how it turned out

cesar20 (author)2013-11-24

Thank you!
I had forgotten how to make these.

KayyGordon (author)2013-11-19

Thank you! Its super easy too!

flyingpuppy (author)2013-11-17

Beautiful Christmas decoration!

KayyGordon (author)2013-11-15

Awe thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it!

Shoyun (author)2013-11-15

Really nice DIY, thanks :)
Favorited !

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Bio: Kate,18, New York, Love crafts! College student, Medical feild.
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