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How to Make 6-Pointed Paper Snowflakes

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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, but don't forget to try other shapes.

For this snowflake, I altered the top edge a little to make my points a different shape. I also cut out a piece with a "spiky" edge. Use your imagination!

 I don't use patterns for my snowflakes: I just cut as I go. My snowflakes are never the same because I don't usually plan out my snowflakes. Sometimes I find a new cut or shape that I like, and I may use the same technique on a different snowflake, but I don't copy the whole snowflake.
 
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karmar223 years ago
I must be really stupid because mine turned out completely hollow and looked nothing like a snowflake!
karmar22 - I did exactly the same thing. I found out I was cutting the wrong piece. I thought I was supposed to cut the top part, because that's what it looks like in the picture, but if you cut the bottom plain triangle that is cut off, it comes out really nice.
CarolAE3 years ago
Superb! I just had a great afternoon making snowflakes with my grandkids. Now the windows are covered with winter beauty. The directions are excellent.
poppe17754 years ago
these are so easy yet so pretty, I am always trying to make snowflakes and they look so blah!  These look so intricate and were easier than my blah! ones. Great idea and easy instructions, Thanks.
chuck_294 years ago
that is awesome
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