How to Make Snowflakes Out of Paper

A sure sign that winter is around the corner is when children start making paper snowflakes. They are a perfect way to spruce up a room for wintertime festivities. Also used for decorations on gifts and Christmas trees, paper snowflakes can be made out of a variety of papers to match any style imaginable. This very easy craft will keep kids busy for hours, cutting enough paper snowflakes to make a blizzard.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glitter
  • Glue

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Fold the paper diagonally at least three times, or as many times as it will fold, making a smaller and smaller triangle each time.

Hold the pointy part of the paper which will not be cut.

Cut out shapes on the three sides of the triangle.

Experiment by cutting triangles, circles, leaf shapes and half hearts. Whatever shapes you cut out will result in a double-wide, equal mirrored shape when you unfold the snowflake.

Slowly unfold the snowflake, making sure to not rip any thin pieces of paper.

Tips & Warnings

  • Glue and glitter the final snowflake for a more sparkly appearance.
  • Experiment with cutting shapes out of the point, which is the center of the snowflake.
  • Templates for ornate snowflakes are readily available.


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