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How To Make Paper Snowflakes (Step-by-step)

Updated on July 11, 2013

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Craft A Paper Winter Snowflake

A paper snowflake is a very festive craft during the winter and also one of the easiest to make once you get the hang of it. Here's how to make a classic 6 point snowflake out of paper.

Step 1: How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Step 1: How To Make Paper Snowflakes

Step 1

Grab a scissors and a regular piece of paper, this one is 8x11.

Step 2: How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Step 2: How To Make Paper Snowflakes

Step 2: Fold it into a square

Fold the piece of paper so that it makes a square (if it wasn't square to begin with). You should have a little flap on the side.

Step 3: How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Step 3: How To Make Paper Snowflakes

Step 3: Cut

Cut the extra piece of paper from the rest of the soon-to-be paper snowflake.

Step 4: How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Step 4: How To Make Paper Snowflakes

Step 4: Fold again

Take the triangle that you now have and fold it again into a smaller triangle.

Step 5: How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Step 5: How To Make Paper Snowflakes

Step 5: More folding

Take one side of the triangle and fold it halfway over the rest of the paper.

Step 6: How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Step 6: How To Make Paper Snowflakes

Step 6: Last fold

Take the unfolded side of the triangle and fold it over the remaining side. Make sure the 2 sides align nicely and there is no overhangs, otherwise the snowflake will not be even.

Step 7: How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Step 7: How To Make Paper Snowflakes

Step 7: Cut

Cut along where the marked line is. This step is not necessary at this point but it makes handling the paper snowflake easier.

Step 8: How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Step 8: How To Make Paper Snowflakes

Step 8: Trace a design

You can now trace a design into your snowflake, or if you don't have anything in mind you can freestyle a design as long as you make sure not to cut the edges of the snowflake in the wrong place.

Step 9: How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Step 9: How To Make Paper Snowflakes

Step 9: Cut

Cut the design out. If you draw a design, make sure to cut outside the edges.

Finished!

Step 10: How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Step 10: How To Make Paper Snowflakes

Step 10: Unwrap the snowflake

Now carefully unwrap the snowflake making sure not to tear any delicate parts. Smooth out the creases and you're done.

Another Way To Make Paper Snowflakes

A Step Further: Snowflake Garland

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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      This is great! I voted it up and useful. :)

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      torrilynn 5 years ago

      I thank you for this hub. Paper snowflakes can keep kids active and bring out their creative side. Voted up.

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      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 5 years ago from New Hampshire

      Great instructions! This is one of my favorite winter crafts. I love finishing the flakes off with glitter. It reminds me of the way the sun sparkles on the snow.

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      I have always made paper snowflakes before but after seeing this, I might need to get some paper and scissors out and get my kids in on the fun. I wonder what kind of snowflakes they will create!

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      Laura Writes 6 years ago

      Thank you for all the lovely comments, I really do think paper snowflakes are the prettiest and easiest decorations one can make themselves! :)

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      Cynthia Calhoun 6 years ago from Western NC

      Wow! This hub is great! I'm bookmarking it right now. I love snowflakes! :)

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      Mărie 6 years ago

      Whoa I never thought hand made snowflakes could actually look amazing!!!! I'm going to blow away my brother with these :) thanks London lady ! Your hub was super dooper helpful

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      Judith Hancock 6 years ago from UK

      Very cool! My daughter and I are trying it out this afternoon. Thanks for sharing, bookmarked.

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      princesswithapen 6 years ago

      Awesome! This hub makes it looks so easy. I'm sharing this with friends and followers with the hope that someone uses it to add a spark to their home during this festive period.

      Princesswithapen

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Really nice tutorial for a fun craft. Thanks for sharing.

      I would like to link this to my snowflake hub if you have no objection.

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