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The Best Way to Make Paper Snowflakes

Make Paper Snowflakes

The Best Way to Make Paper Snowflakes

Paper snowflakes are such a fun craft to do with your child. They don't require a lot of effort or money, making them a great idea for a cold day when you don't want to make a trip to the crafts store. As long as you have some paper and scissors on hand, at minimum, you can make a paper snowflake.

This December, sit your kids down and make some snowflakes to decorate your house with for Christmas. Your kids will love being able to see their creations take center stage in your home. They can personalize them however they wish, so that their snowflake stands out. Make one yourself, to hang alongside your kids' creations!

Carefully follow the steps in this guide to make your snowflake. Take your time, and don't get too frustrated if you make a mistake! We recommend showing your kids the steps first, so that they can make theirs without too much hassle. Younger children will need some extra aid.

This craft might even get your kids interested in more complex crafts! Crafting is a great way to spend an afternoon. Not only is it fun, but it will help your children develop their fine motor skills and their creativity. Have fun!

How to Make Paper Snowflakes

Step by Step Instructions for Making Paper Snowflakes

paper snowflakes




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


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


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. Google 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


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