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Minecraft is awesome and so are paper snowflakes. Why not combine them! These were inspired by those awesomely detailed Star Wars Paper Snowflakes. Enjoy decorating your house this Christmas with these awesome unique snowflakes!
 
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Step 1: Designing and Supplies

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Supplies:
  • Files (attached)
  • Exacto
  • Small Scissors - small are nice to get in all the sharp angles
  • Paper
  • Printer

So my snowflakes evolved from my original idea which was a creeper and a sword. I just went for it at first and didn't do any measuring. After I decided to split up the ideas and do one weapon snowflake and one creeper snowflake, I created squares to signify pixels (1 by 1, 2 by 2, etc) so I could get the dimentions right. I had to do some fudging so that the creeper wouldn't just be one tall rectangle. I've attached the Illustrator file, if you want to change it up a bit, and the PDF if you just want to print and cut.

The middle of the original designs were really plain. At first I had nothing and then I just cut it out and then that was too big of a hole. So later I just added extra pixels.

Step 2: Fold

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Folding time! If you know what you are doing, go for it. Here is how I folded it to make sure I got good results.

First, fold it diagonally so you can cut off the extra paper and you are just left with a square. Don't cut off the design.

How, fold it into a triangle so the design is on the far right and it is facing up.

Fold the corner with the design to the left opposite corner. Take that corner you just folded over and fold it so the tip meets the top tip, revealing the design again. Flip it over and bring that tip up to the top. Now you have a 8 folded snowflake.

(hope that made sense!)
rclare10 months ago
They. SoUnd. Cool
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  rclare10 months ago

I think they're pretty sweet :)

Awesometwin11 months ago
Brother loved them as his Christmas room decorations! He loves minecraft
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Awesometwin11 months ago
Very cool!
My brother doesn't like minecraft ... He LOVES it!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  cuteandsmart124111 months ago
As he should :D
danijean4412 months ago
Awesome!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  danijean4411 months ago
Thanks!
mikeasaurus12 months ago
ssssssssssssss.....BOOM!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  mikeasaurus12 months ago
and start the anger because your stuff is all gone!
simplebotics12 months ago
Doing this for Christmas cards!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  simplebotics12 months ago
That sounds like a great idea!
meyzellina12 months ago
wow thts amazing.. ♥really nice!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  meyzellina12 months ago
Thanks!
ian911412 months ago
Wow these are awesome!!! Can't wait to show the guys:)
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  ian911412 months ago
Yay! Show everyone! Spread the awesomeness!
broccali1 year ago
sweet
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  broccali12 months ago
thanks
adelem1 year ago
I cant wait to show these to the boys...they are hooked on minecraft :)
Great share!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  adelem12 months ago
I hope they enjoy making them! Let me know if you run into any trouble and I'll see if I can help!
Creative well done
Thank you :)
They look great!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  gabrieltaft1 year ago
Thank you! They are by Moby Dick if you want to see them :)
PitStoP1 year ago
Coolie...
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  PitStoP1 year ago
Thanks :)