How to Make a Paper Snowflake!

Materials: 1 8x11 sheet of paper, scissors

Estimated Time: 5 minutes

WARNING: be careful with the scissors

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Step 1: Fold Paper to Create an Even Triangle

*note: there will be extra paper on one side

Step 2: Cut Extra Paper

Cut the extra rectangle off the side of the triangle to leave just the even triangle.

Step 3: Fold in Half

Step 4: Create Three Sections

fold each side in thirds to create three sections, then unfold

Step 5: Fold the Sides In

Step 6: Cut Off Top

*note: your snowflake looks better if you cut the top off at an angle, not straight

Step 7: Customize

*note: do not unfold your paper!!!

Use your scissors to create a unique snowflake. Cut slits and shapes wherever your want!

Step 8: Unfold

Unfold to reveal your unique paper snowflake.

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    9 months ago

    Thanks for sharing your technique on how to make snowflakes!