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Joyeux Noël! These origami snowflakes make brilliant inexpensive Christmas ornaments – hang on Christmas trees, decorate on walls, windows, presents,...
Any square paper / origami paper (1 paper makes 1 snowflake) Scissors
Fold the paper in half twice to get crease lines.
Fold one corner of the paper to the center. Fold the top flap out towards the edge. This will give you two additional crease lines.
Fold the paper in half again. You should get something like the image on the left. Using the two “X”s shown as points of reference, fold flap A behi...
Fold flap B behind, aligning the blue and red edges. You should get a heart-like shape.
Cut along the blue line. Use the 2 “X”s as points of reference. We only want to keep the portion labelled A.
Fold an edge of the hexagon towards the center to make a crease line. Repeat for all 6 edges. At the end of the step, you will see many crease-form...
Fold an edge of the hexagon to the center again. Using the crease lines formed in the Step 6, fold flap A to flap B (left image). Perform the same f...
Squash fold each flap pocket (left image). You should get something like the center image. It doesn’t matter which flap goes on top, so your result ...
On each of these flattened pockets, fold the two blue edges toward the center dotted line. The purpose is to make crease lines for the next step. Yo...
Unfold the folds done in Step 9 to reveal the crease lines. For each pocket, bring the blue “X” toward the red “X”. The crease lines formed in Step ...
Turn the paper over (left image). Bring each pointed tip of the hexagon towards the center. Ensure that each adjacent fold exposes a tiny flap. Do ...
Squash fold each of the tiny flaps. The crease lines formed are meant to help in the next step.
Invert the folds done in Step 12, hiding the flaps neatly underneath.
Flip over. Bring each tip from the middle as far out as possible and make a fold. At the end of the step, you should get 12 flaps – 6 big flaps, 6 sma...
Flip over. In between any two big flaps is a small flap. “Bring forward” each of the small flaps. Look closely at the left and center images as a gu...
For each half of a “kite”, bring the blue edge to the center of the kite (dotted). Squash-fold the pop-up towards the edge. You should get something...
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