3D Snowflake

A simple homemade decorating idea.


6 Pieces of paper
Clear tape

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Step 1: Make Your Paper Square

In this example, we're using regular computer paper so the first thing we need to do is make it square. To do this, take one corner of your paper and fold it over to the other side to make a triangle and cut off the excess.

Step 2: Fold Your Paper Into a Smaller Triangle

Once you've cut off the excess you are left with a triangle. Fold your paper in half to make a smaller triangle.

Step 3: Cut Five Evenly Spaced Slits Into Your Triangle

Begin cutting at the final fold of your triangle and cut toward the double folded crease.
When you unfold the paper it should look like the picture above.

Step 4: Unfold the Paper Until You Are Back to Your Square With the Cut Lines

Step 5: Roll the Innermost Pieces Together and Adhere With Clear Tape

Step 6: Flip the Paper

Turn the paper over so the pieces you just taped together are face down.

Step 7: Tape the Next Section Together

Grab the next two pieces and roll them together. Adhere with clear tape.

Step 8: Repeat Steps 6 and 7 Until All the Pieces Are Taped Together

Step 9: Repeat Steps 1 Through 7 Five More Times

Repeat steps 1 through 7 five more times until you have 6 separate snowflake petals.

Step 10: Arrange the Six Pieces Together Until You Like the Way It Looks

Step 11: Staple the Center Pieces Together Two at a Time

Step 12: Staple the Three Pieces Together

This is the tricky part. You need to get all three pieces together and staple them without bending the rest of the petals. This works best with a small stapler so you can get your hand in there. If it ends up a little wonky don't worry, the next step will fix it.

Step 13: Adhere the Edges

We need to adhere the outer edged of each petal to each other to make it hold it's shape. To do this we're going to roll a small piece of tape together (or use double sided tape, if we have it).

Step 14: Display

You can now display your new snowflake as a centerpiece or hang in a window.

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    26 days ago

    Very nice! : )