It is nearly time for snow in the northeast. Let's celebrate by making our own! Also, when the 'holidays' get here paper snowflakes make nice non-denominational decorations, not to mention powerful ammunition for the "war on Christmas". Happy holidays.

Step 1: Get your paper

I'll be using 8 1/2 by 11 inch plain white paper from my huge pack of paper which was rendered useless when we updated to vista and discovered Lexmark was not releasing drivers for my printer for vista. You can use what ever paper you would like. It's a free and polluted country; your snowflakes can be any color you like.
What is that nonsense above about "war on Christmas"? There is no war on Christmas. Just stick to the snowflake instructions, please.
TIP: For awesome realistic looking 'flakes, try to make all cuts at 60 degree angles.
If you can find a protractor, you can get the folds just right by lining up the center of the protractor with the little fold mark in the middle, and then marking 60 and 120 degrees out on the edge of the protractor. The folds should run from the center fold mark, through one of the 60/120 marks, dividing your snowflake into equal 60 degree sections. This is a math activity I use with elementary students about this time of year when they're too excited to focus on paper/pencil math problems.
I use a plastic 30-60-90 triangle to make these "even thirds" folds. You can get them in the art, school, or office section of any store. Still have to "finagle" a bit, but quick and easy. Best!
i don`t get it <br>
Don't get what? We can help you if we know where you are having trouble.
who invented the snowflake makeing thing? and how did they come up with it...i cant seem to find anything out on this subject and im doing a project about snowflakes for school and i need to figure out who stated it and how it was started if u would plz comment back i would apresheate it
<strong>i don't understand how to do this step..</strong>.<br/>
oh OK thank you
whats finagle
It means fiddle with it a little bit. It can be hard to make them line up properly on your first try, so just keep adjusting it until they are even.
Northeast... Where do you live? (state)
Western New York.

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