Monday, January 06, 2014

How to Make Paper Snowflakes

Craftiments: Six Sided Paper Snowflake Tutorial

  1. Fold a square piece of paper in half along the diagonal to form a triangle.
  2. Fold the triangle in half again to make a smaller triangle.
  3. With the 90 degree angle of triangle pointed down, fold the right 1/3 of the triangle over. Press it down lightly, but do not crease yet.
  4. Fold the left 1/3 of the triangle over, again pressing down lightly.
  5. If necessary, adjust the folds so they line up with the sides of the triangle. Crease the folds.
  6. Cut across the top of the paper to even out the layers.
  7. While still folded, cut varying shapes from the edges of the triangle. Gently unfold the paper to reveal your unique snowflake!  

1 comment :

  1. Thank you for your simple explanation on how to cut out a 6-sided snowflake. I cringe to think about how many "rectangle snowflakes" I churned out as a child. . .will be using this to teach a "following directions" lesson. :)