How to Make Styrofoam Snowflakes

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Many people create paper snowflakes, but very few have taken this craft to the next step - styrofoam snowflakes! You can use the snowflakes to decorate your wall for a winter party. Teachers can hang them on their bulletin boards during the winter months. There are plenty of uses for these versatile decorations.

Things You'll Need

  • Square piece of paper
  • Scissors
  • Permanent marker
  • Thin piece of styrofoam
  • Box cutter
  • Fold the piece of paper diagonally to form a triangle.

  • Fold the triangle in half. Then fold it in half again.

  • Cut tiny triangles out of the edges of the folded paper. Do not cut an entire edge, or your paper snowflake will fall apart.

  • Unfold the piece of paper. This will be the template for your snowflake.

  • Lay the template over the piece of styrofoam and trace it with the marker.

  • Remove the paper, and use the box cutter to cut along the lines you've made.

  • Push out the extra pieces of styrofoam, leaving holes that form the snowflake.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you cut bigger triangles out of the paper template, it will be easier to remove the pieces of styrofoam in Step 7.
  • You may need to make a shallow cut, then a deeper cut, and then a very deep cut, in order to cut through the styrofoam.
  • Be very careful when using a box cutter around children.

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