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This step by step guide will teach you how to make SIX pointed paper snowflakes. Most people make (and most how-tos teach) snowflakes with four or eig...
First, begin with a square piece of copy paper. I usually make two snowflakes for every 8.5"x11" piece of paper, so I first cut the paper in half, and...
Fold the square of paper diagonally to make a triangle.
Fold this larger triangle in half to make a smaller triangle.
Imagine the triangle in thirds, and fold the right third over, as shown. If you want to be precise and have a protractor, each "third" in this step is...
Fold the left third over. Try to get all of the folds to line up as close as possible for the most symmetrical snowflake.
Cut off the top of the paper at an angle. Make sure to cut if off so that all remaining layers of paper are equal. Cutting at an angle is what makes t...
This is where your imagination comes in. Begin cutting away from the sides of the paper. Usually, cutting small triangles from the sides is easiest, b...
Unfold the paper very carefully. The snowflake will not lay flat right away, so I like to tuck them between the pages of a book for a while before dis...
Materials: - Make sure you have sharp scissors and clean hands. Dirty hands make for dingy snowflakes! -Some people recommend using cuticle scissor...
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 snowfla...
From time to time I try and copy a real snowflake that I see in a book or online. It's impossible to copy an actual snow crystal exactly because they'...
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