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Create Paper Snowflakes for an Indoor Snowstorm

Updated on December 17, 2016
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Today is a hot day. It's the second day of the new school year, the month of September. A funny time to be thinking of snowflakes. But, I am. I've been thinking about cool weather and lacey snowflakes. I've been thinking about making Christmas tree ornaments and drinking hot chocolate to warm up after being outside in the snow.

Of course, there isn't a snowflake in sight today. Not any real snowflakes. But, I can always take the time (and some fresh, white paper and scissors) to make my own snowflakes. If you make enough of them you can have your own indoor snowstorm long before the first Winter snowfall.

We made snowflakes from paper as kids. My sister would try to fold the paper as many times as she could, thinking this would make them prettier and more delicate looking. But, it just meant she couldn't cut them when she was ready to begin. The page was folded over so many times it was too thick to cut. Also, when we did struggle and cut out her shapes they were choppy looking and uneven. From my sister's struggles I know the importance of thin paper to fold and sharp scissors to cut it with.

Try adding glitter to your snowflakes to give them that sparkle.

The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry
The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry

On snowy days when the snowflakes fall down in fluffy masses and it isn't too cold, I still try to find two snowflakes which match. It's hard to believe there are so many of them and yet none are the same. Snowflakes are amazing. But, making paper snowflakes is a much warmer, indoor activity.

 

Paper Snowflakes on a Sunny Window

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Blizzard of Glittery Paper Snowflakes

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Paper Snowflakes are Beautiful

For inspiration look at other designs, watch for patterns (other than those I have found here) and look at real snowflakes when they arrive. There are only a few perfect days to really see the snowflakes, without a microscope or something like that.

Last Winter, as I was walking home from the bus stop, it started to snow. It was that perfect, large flakes of snow. I had at least 2 seconds to study individual flakes as they landed on my dark red gloves. I wish I could have taken out a pen and paper to sketch the designs. There were a surprising variety. Most of them had a piece broken off. Few were perfectly formed the way paper snowflakes are when you cut them out. I stayed outside, sitting on the front steps, until the snowfall changed and the flakes became white dots as the weather become colder.

Seasonal - Paper Snowflakes on the Tree

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    • That Grrl profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Brown 

      5 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I'd like to decorate a room with them, as people have done in the photo above. All that blue and white with sparkly snowflakes looks perfect for a romantic date night out.

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      Scribenet 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Brings back memories :) Maybe I will try my hand at a snowflake storm during the Christmas season...too early for me to do it now... I am not missing the snow yet...lol

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