Making paper snowflakes is a fun holiday activity, and can these hand-cut beauties are great decorating Christmas trees or hanging from ceilings. The great thing about paper snowflakes: No two are exactly alike! This way, we can teach our kids to appreciate art, geometry, and their ability to create.
Martha Stewart shares with us simple steps on making the perfect Christmas snowflakes.
- Start with a square piece of paper. Fold the paper in half diagonally to make a triangle.
- Now, fold the triangle in half so the pointy corners meet.
- Fold your triangle into thirds.
- Adjust the paper into a cone shape so that the two sides overlap. You may need to adjust these folds a little to get the sides to match up, so don’t crease the paper until the folds are just right.
- Cut across the bottom of your paper so it is straight.
- Cut Lines into Triangle. Cut the folded paper with variations of straight and curvy lines. Get creative with your snowflake designs by experimenting with different sizes and shapes of cutouts.
- Gently unfold the paper to see your unique snowflake. Use poster putty to attach to windowpanes, or make a wreath of snowflakes by sticking them one at a time to a wall with poster putty.
- Repeat step 1 to create more paper snowflakes.