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Step 10: Analyzing a Snowflake

If you do want to try and copy a snowflake that you see, or at least get an idea of how to make one similar, try to visualize the slice of the snowflake that represents the completely folded paper. This is one slice out of twelve symmetrical slices. It will be a line that cuts through the middle of one point, and intersects with a line cut though the middle of the "valley" between it and the adjacent point. If it makes it easier, pretend that the snowflake is a clock and the lines you're imagining are the hands when it's one o'clock. See picture.

This slice of the snowflake shows what your cuts should look like if you want a snowflake that looks like this. It may be easier to visualize if you look at the black (cut out) spaces and think about those shapes being cut away. This is how you can make a "template", in a way, based on snowflakes that you see.

<p>Really easy to follow, and I really love how these are six pointed for a more &quot;realistic&quot; feel. I made a few of varying sizes and mixed them with some glitter snowflakes I have to do my windows for the holiday!</p>
<p>i made it peeps </p>
<p>hello guys</p>
<p>thanks this was fun to do and very usefull for our winter ball.</p>
<p>this is so cool!</p>
I made it!
Nailed it
<p>I laughed way to hard at this :P</p>
<p>why are you so rude ????</p>
<p>great job </p><p>JessicaL 151</p>
<p>One of the ladies at the craft class I teach has asked to do these. I'd bet my bottom dollar we'll have quite a few copies of your fine example before the day is done. </p><p>Good effort, my friend. A fine effort at a unique snowflake. :)</p>
<p>One of the ladies at the craft class I teach has asked to do these. I'd bet my bottom dollar we'll have quite a few copies of your fine example before the day is done. </p><p>Good effort, my friend. A fine effort at a unique snowflake. :)</p>
<p>One of the ladies at the craft class I teach has asked to do these. I'd bet my bottom dollar we'll have quite a few copies of your fine example before the day is done. </p><p>Good effort, my friend. A fine effort at a unique snowflake. :)</p>
<p>One of the ladies at the craft class I teach has asked to do these. I'd bet my bottom dollar we'll have quite a few copies of your fine example before the day is done. </p><p>Good effort, my friend. A fine effort at a unique snowflake. :)</p>
<p>wow I made it and it turned out AMAZING </p>
<p>Great Job. Merry Christmas :-)</p>
<p>Hard, but it was worth it!</p>
<p>I made it</p>
<p>Wow!</p>
<p>The instructions couldn't be more clear. Thanks so much!</p>
<p>Beautiful! What a great idea!</p>
This was easy, can't wait to do it with my munchkins, thanks. ?
<p>this is my outcome</p>
<p>Thank you... </p>
<p>Awesome!</p><p><a href="http://amzn.to/1WDO4mS" rel="nofollow">Would paper like this work?</a></p>
<p>Thanks a lot for the easy tutorials! I just made these snowflakes following your steps.</p>
<p>Made it. The instructions couldn't be more vivid.</p>
<p>Thats so pretty! Mine looked very alike to yours!</p>
<p>Made it. But it's not paper Snowflake, not even close</p>

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