I don’t know if Elsa and Anna would be impressed, but we can have fun making our own snowflakes too! 😉 And we can stay warm while doing it! All you need is a piece of paper and a pair of scissors. I used a piece of white printer paper to make mine. Here we go! First, you’ll need to make a square from your paper. All you have to do is fold one corner over across to the opposite straight side and make a triangle…look at the picture for help to understand what I mean.
Cut off the extra paper with your scissors so you just have the triangle left. (If you open the triangle, you’ll see that you now have a square piece of paper.)
Now fold the triangle in half from left to right…or right to left. 😉
Turn the triangle around so the longest edge is at the bottom. Then fold the right side over about 1/3 of the way…
Then the left side over to meet the right side edge. If the sides don’t quite meet evenly, go back and move the first fold a little and try again.
Now trim off the extra to make a triangle.
Cut designs all around the edges but don’t cut all the way across. Leave some of the fold on both sides. Take a look at the type of cuts I made on mine. Small children may need some assistance with this step as the thickness of all the paper can be a bit hard to cut through.
Carefully open your paper up and you’ll see the beautiful snowflake you made!
Isn’t that awesome?! They say there are no 2 snowflakes alike so every one you make will look a bit different and that’s just the way it should be. Let’s look at another one I made…first you can see the type of cuts I made…
And now look at the pretty snowflake!
You can make different sizes of snowflakes just by starting with a different size square piece of paper. Look at this little one I did!
And here’s what it looks like opened up.
I hope you found this to be another fun winter project! Make as many as you can and decorate your house with snow that won’t melt any time soon! 🙂