How to Make Paper Snowflakes

Step by Step Instructions for Making Paper Snowflakes

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paper snowflakes

Materials:

Paper
Scissors

Directions:

1.  Fold a rectangular paper on the diagonal, lining up the edges, it will be square—cut off excess.

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2.  Find the middle of the diagonal fold (bring the angles together, crease in the center)

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3.  Open again, using the crease in the middle, fold in thirds, then fold in half.

4.  Cut off end opposite the point so edges are even

5.  Cut design into the folded edges being VERY careful not to cut all the way through.

6.  Decorate with glitter glue, crayons, or sparkly pens.

A little more detailed illustration:

How to Make Paper Snowflakes

Once you get going, you may want to go all out with fancy cuts and designs. Bing has an amazing selection of design ideas from simple to spectacularly fancy, along with hundreds of templates for the Jack Frost in all of us:

Paper Snowflake Design Ideas

How to Make Paper Snowflakes