- 6 squares of paper (equal sizes, the larger the squares the larger the final snowflake)
- glue, tape, or stapler (with adult supervision if necessary)
- Cut out six squares of paper.
- They should all be the same size.
- The larger the squares, the larger the snowflake. It is usually a bit easier to work with larger squares.
- My squares were 7cm x 7cm and the final snowflakes ended up being about 18cm wide.
Now for each individual square:
- Fold the square diagonally.
- Along one of the open edges, cut strips almost up to the edge of the triangle.
- Don't cut the strips all the way across. If it helps, draw a line about a centimeter away from the folded edge.
- The strips will get consecutively shorter.
- The thinner your strips are, the more time consuming the process will be but the more detailed the snowflake will look. Don't make the strips any less than about half a centimeter to make sure your snowflake is still sturdy.
- When you unfold your triangle you will have a daimond that looks a bit like a leaf.
- Bring two strands from opposite sides of the daimond together and secure them with a bit of glue or tape.
- Continue to secure the pairs of strips, BUT only do this for every other pair.
- You should be left with some pairs joined and other pairs of strips still loose.
- Flip it over and secure the remaining pairs of strips together on the otherside.
- Now you should have a sort of spirally leaf-shape.
- Continue to do this with the remaining five squares of paper.
- Glue the bottom corners of three snowflake leafs together to create half a snowflake.
- Glue together the bottom corners of the other three snowflake leafs.
- Secure the two halves of the snowflake together.
- Use a string, thread, or wool to hang up your 3D snowflake! Enjoy your wonderful, wintery decor!