Paper Snowflakes – Easy Directions

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Are you thinking of incorporating a little snowflake-making into an activity after the holidays?  Here are simple directions that you can use with most any type of paper.  Any size paper will work, but for kids a sheet of printer paper is a good size.  Start by cutting down the sheet of paper to make it square.  Then have the kids follow these steps.

 

Step 1

Fold the square of paper in half from corner to corner to make a triangle.

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Step 2

Fold the triangle in half again to make a smaller triangle.

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Step 3

Fold the triangle in thirds by folding each side in toward the middle from the center point.

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Step 4

Cut off the excess paper so that all sides are even.

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Step 5

Cut shapes from both long sides.  You can also shape the top edge and cut a small hole at the point, if you wish.

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That’s it!  Just unfold carefully to see your creation!

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Instead of plain paper, another good choice is coffee filters.  Coffee filters are easy to use; the thinner paper is easy to cut, and the edges are already rounded.  And they make pretty, fragile-looking snowflakes!

 

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