How to Make a Paper Snowflake: Step-by-Step
Paper snowflakes make simple and fun decorations for Christmas and winter, but these paper creations are also fun to make year around. Today I will be showing you how to make a paper snowflake because these are affordable and easy to make decorations. If you make your decorations and buy your gifts ahead of time you can avoid the crazy rush of the holiday season. Also, with the slowing economy, it is great to make crafts that are cheap and simple to make, which is why paper snowflakes have so many wonderful uses. In this hub, I will show you how to make a simple paper snowflake and I will show you another fun craft you can make with the outline of a snowflake. I am answering this request by ProCW on how to make paper snowflakes because his creative and insightful hub requests always speak to me, but you should also check out his writing because that is something special and unique. This hub will show you how to make simple paper snowflakes, which save the trouble of having to make decorations for the holiday seasons.
So are you ready to make a simple paper snowflake?
Step One: Use A Round Object To Cut Out A Paper Circle
For this project you will need to cut out a round circle of any size, but larger circles are easier to work with. For this project I used a Quaker Oaks canister and a bowl to make large and small circles for snowflakes.
Step Two: Fold The Circle In Half
Fold the circle in half. Bigger circles are easier to work with, but smaller ones are ideal if you wish to make smaller snowflakes.
Step Three: Fold The Circle In Half Again
Step Four: Repeat The Above Step
Step Five: Cut The Top Off The Triangle
Step Six: Cut Out More Parts Of The Triangle
The Completed Snowflake
Watch This Video To See How To Make A Paper Snowflake
In this video, I demonstrate how you can make a paper snowflake by cutting out a circle and folding it into sixteenths, which makes a very intricate paper snowflake. Snowflakes can also be made out of squares, but these snowflakes will have a slightly more squarish look. I actually think squarish snowflakes are fun as evidenced by some of the examples I use below. Continue to experiment because I find over time it becomes easier and easier to construct a decent paper snowflake.
All Paper Snowflakes Are Unique
Here are a few examples of how each and every paper snowflake is different, just like real snowflakes.
Use A Paper Snowflake As A Template To Make A Fun Pattern
For this craft I placed a paper snowflake over a piece of cardstock and colored in all of the holes, which is similar to using a stencil. When I removed the snowflake I colored the rest of the surface with a black colored pencil. I am going to fold this piece of cardstock in half to make a fun card.