In this tutorial we will show you how to make glowing snowflake bauble using Bare Paint and some LEDs ready to put on your desk or hang around your house for the holidays.
Step 1: Materials and Components
Paper, we've used thick cartridge paper, but copy paper would work fine
3V Button Cell Battery
White LEDs or whatever colour you want.
3V Button Cell Batteries UK: Farnell
/ US: RadioShack
LED's UK: Farnell
/ US: RadioShack
* Make sure you buy several Batteries and LEDs for all your projects in advance to save on shipping charges, and so you don't have to wait to do fun tutorials.
Step 2: Making the Bauble Base
The bauble base is the well know origami ball, or water ballon.
First of all you need to fold your piece of paper diagonally and cut off excess to make a square.
Once you have a square fold it in half diagonally then flip it over.
Fold it in half on each side horizontally.
Take your folded square fold in half horizontally, then fold the courners inside to make a triangle.
Next take the top layer of the triangle and fold the point up to the top and middle, repeat on all sides, to make a smaller square
Take the side points of the square and fold into the middle. Reapeat on back side.
Now that you have created little flaps, fold down the top points and insert them into the flaps. Repeat on back side.
Once you have your finnished ball base inlfate it by blowing into the hole at the bottom.
Now unfold your inflated ball.
Step 10: Cutting out your Snowflake design.
The picture below shows the square where your snowflake is going to be cut, it has been outslined with a dotted line.
I've also coloured it purple so you can see where the boundries are as its folded.
Fold up the bottom half towards the middle. Fold in half again, and again, untill your square is now a small triangle, as seen on the bottom right.