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Make-A-Flake: Have Some Online Snowflake Fun!

Updated on November 26, 2017
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Robertatalloni means creativity. Whether in writing or in more typical art forms, artistry (and a bit of fun) must be part of the work.

How to make a snowflake with Make-A-Flake is an interesting question!
How to make a snowflake with Make-A-Flake is an interesting question! | Source

Do You Need A Distraction, A Change of Pace? Make-a-Flake Online!


❅ Maybe you are feeling a little flaked out like me. Are you also down with a bit of a cold, fighting it with zinc products, vitamin C, elderberry, and more?

❅ Can you not read sensibly nor write much since you have just enough fever to make you chilly one minute and warm to wish for snowflakes the next?

❅ Does the misery have you down and is the effort to get better making you dizzy?

Trying to stay hydrated is a full time job, and even when sick you can only sleep so much. Nobody wants to hear your scratchy voice whine about your virus, nor does anyone want to get near you. Who can blame them?!

Are things gloomy enough for you? Don’t fret! It's time to brighten life up a bit! There is something fun and easy for you to do!

It is soundless so as not to rack that headachy brain, it will not drain energy already sapped from keeping up with the get-well regime, and you can turn on nice, soft winter music while designing some pretty flakes.

Wanting and needing a distraction from the miserables, a HubPages snowflake poem helped me remember the crafty Make-A-Flake site. Yay!

This sure-fire distraction with zero consequences in case of a botched flake (likely in my current condition), this passed some time nicely and I thought you might like to learn about it.


What Is Make-a-Flake?

❅ The Make-a-Flake website is maintained to keep it sparkly clean, allowing kids of all ages to express their creativity when making snowflakes. The site's navigation is no challenge (it is super easy) but a look at the Gallery gives you insight into how really simple or amazingly intricate the creations can be.

Click “Make Your Own Snowflake” to pop up your paper and scissors tools. The site then folds your paper just right and your cursor guides the scissors for each snip. After a bare few minutes practice you will learn to operate the tools on the page, then you’ll be busy using your new skills with the snippers and showcasing your own flakes.


Snowflakes' Strength is in Numbers!
Snowflakes' Strength is in Numbers! | Source

Make Your First Online Snowflake With Make-a-Flake!

☃ For a first try, use your scissors to click just above the bottom point of the paper on either side, then go diagonally up across to the other side about half-way up the page and click there.

☃ Next click on “Preview Flake” in the green curtain above the table. You’ll see your first Make-a-Flake star! Now you can click on “Save My Flake” or “Cut Some More.”

☃ Choose “Cut Some More,” then “Undo,” and you will be able to start fresh without having to go through the “Start Over” prompts.

You might be wondering how bored I can be to write about snowflakes, but I warn you--give this a try to you may need an addiction class. Just be sure to look the rest of my hub over and leave a comment before you go to the site :-). Every time I make a flake I smile in spite of my cold!

Make-a-Flake will help keep kids occupied, give senior adults a neat brain activity, as well as give you a quick creative outlet during down time no matter why you are in a waiting mode. Check it out and share the site with others during the sniffles season.


Endless Snowflakes!
Endless Snowflakes! | Source

Would you like to create snowflakes with Make-A-Flake?

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If you have now been bitten by the creative bug you might like to check out more snowflake ideas to work on:


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Snowflakes Galore!

The Make-A-Flake site is one I wish I had thought of and created, how about you?

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Make Beautiful Starflakes!

Creative Craftiness Leads to more Projects


You can make an all-in-one gift and tote bag to replace disposable gift bags with reusable fabric totes that have multiple uses, such as carrying your snowflakes around.

• A beginner's crochet project is a handy yet lovely baby gift with many uses, such as swaddling a little one or wiping its little nose (and you can make one out of snowflake fabric).

• This pillowcase for kids is an easy sewing project can be made out of snowflake fabric to give as a stocking stuffer for winter night times as well as nap times.

• An easy as pie project for making fleece ponchos also uses up those little fleece blankets that are really no good as blankets when you have a cold and fever.


Snowflake making for everyone!

All my friends are flakes!

☃ Feel Free To Leave Your Make-a-Flake Gallery Numbers In The Comments Below!

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  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    3 years ago from the short journey

    Virginia Allain:

    Thanks for stopping by to check out Make-A-Flake's site. I went to SnowDays' create your own snowflake page and my first two are numbers 12,098,174 and 12,098,229. My cordless mouse needs batteries but am looking forward to trying that again when I get the right batteries.

    There are pros and cons with both sites' creative options so I can't make a judgement on which I like best yet (a little practice with the Make-A-Flake scissors made it very enjoyable). It will be fun to use both!

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    Virginia Allain 

    3 years ago from Central Florida

    I gave it a try, but think I'll stick with the SnowDays site run by Popular Front.

    I wasn't doing too good with the scissors on your site.

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    RTalloni 

    5 years ago from the short journey

    Suresh:

    Thanks for checking this hub out. The site is a lot of fun and I hope your nieces really enjoyed making their snowflake designs. I'll look for you on Pinterst...

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    Suresh 

    5 years ago

    I'll be making these over the wneeked with my nieces! So easy and so pretty and delicate! Much better than using a sheet of copy paper from the printer! Saw this on pinterest!

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    RTalloni 

    5 years ago from the short journey

    Kimberly Vaughn:

    Hope you two have loads of fun creating snowflakes with this neat site's tools. :) Thanks for checking out my Make-a-Flake hub!

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    Kimberly Vaughn 

    6 years ago from Midwest

    This sounds like fun! My son and I will have to try it!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Wendy Cockcroft:

    Had to look up cack-handed before I could respond! :) I can't imagine that being left-handed would prevent you from enjoying the Make-A-Flake site. Everyone has to practice a bit before they can progress in designs, but even the simplest designs are neat creations. Glad you enjoy seeing what others have done, but I hope you'll let yourself stop by this snowflake making site once in a while and have some creative fun. :)

    Thanks much for checking out this hub and letting me hear from you!

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    Wendy Cockcroft 

    6 years ago from Manchester, United Kingdom

    I love clever craftwork but am cack-handed so I wouldn't be able to get great results. It's fun to see what other people can achieve!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    iguidenetwork:

    Hope you get to enjoy it sometime!

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    iguidenetwork 

    6 years ago from Austin, TX

    Pretty cool

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    EclecticFusion:

    You are welcome--thanks you for coming by and letting me hear from you.

    This is a fun mental vacation for any time of year so take your time with it and have fun!

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    Lisa 

    6 years ago from Tennessee

    Thanks for the suggestion. I made one but didn't submit it. It wasn't good enough! I need to practice!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    randomcreative:

    Thank you for stopping by!

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    Rose Clearfield 

    6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    DonnaCosmato:

    Thanks kindly for your visit and vote up. I hope your children enjoy it and that you give it a whirl when you need a mental break. :)

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    Donna Cosmato 

    6 years ago from USA

    Great hub and what a wonderful addition to my "Mom, I'm bored" bookmarks page. Thank you for pointing this wonderful website out. I've voted it up so others can learn about it as well.

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    missolive:

    Don't know how I missed replying to your comment, but I hope you've had a chance to check this out. Students might like to give it a go. :)

    Appreciate your visit and input very much!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    alocsin:

    Well, keep this in mind for you might get the sniffles this winter and need a distraction!

    Thanks kindly for stopping in and for the input!

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    alocsin 

    6 years ago from Orange County, CA

    What a great project. I wish I'd discovered your hub before Christmas to take advantage of the craft. Voting this Up and Useful.

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    sabrani44:

    Cool, yes, but as Escapes mentioned, you don't have to get cold to enjoy these snowflakes. :)

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    sabrani44 

    6 years ago

    Cool, sounds fun!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Escapes:

    Hope you get to try it out sometime. :) I think I'll try for a Happy New Year design. Have a safe and Happy New Year weekend!

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    Escapes 

    6 years ago

    Sounds like fun! I like the idea of playing with snow and not getting cold.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    ktrapp:

    Once you get the hang of it you'll enjoy developing your style--in all your spare time. ;)

    So glad you enjoyed it--thanks bunches for letting me know.

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    Kristin Trapp 

    6 years ago from Illinois

    Wow. I have made a couple of snowflakes online and boy is it addictive like you warned! However, I am not too proud of my creations to share them with anyone just yet. Thanks for sharing this. :)

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    ForLoveofCupcakes:

    Thanks much! Hope you can enjoy it soon--busy moms don't get many breaks. :)

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    Jamie Jensen 

    6 years ago from Chicago

    Wow very cool! This hub is full of great information - just voted up. :o)

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Coolmon2009:

    Thank you, both for visiting and commenting. So glad this snowflake idea brought back lovely memories.

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    Coolmon2009 

    6 years ago from Texas, USA

    Nice article, reminds me of arts and crafts growing up. Thanks for the memories.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    tlpoague:

    It is a timeless delight, especially when we make them with children. Hope you and your sisters get to enjoy it soon. Have fun, and have a lovely Christmastide.

    Thanks much for stopping in and letting me hear from you!

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    Tammy 

    6 years ago from USA

    I loved making snowflakes with my children, when they were younger. This sounds like fun. I will have to check it out and pass it on to my sisters. Thanks!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    RedElf:

    So glad you enjoyed both the hub and snowflake site. Hope you played Christmas music while you made your flakes. Merry Christmas!

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    RedElf 

    6 years ago from Canada

    Loved the hub and really enjoyed the snowflake making, too!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks much homesteadbound. I'm glad you liked it that much. Don't let the addiction get too strong of a hold on you. ;)

    I will check your series out now.

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    Cindy Murdoch 

    6 years ago from Texas

    RTalloni - I have included this awesome hub in my Hub Luv series this week. Great hub! - homesteadbound

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    chspublish:

    The simplicity is really the drawing card for it, isn't it? In the middle of all our hoopla of life, to just stop and think through a couple of pretty designs is a nice thing--a very nice thing, I think! :)

    Thanks so much for letting me know you checked out the hub! Merry Christmas!

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    chspublish 

    6 years ago from Ireland

    Hi RTalloni, you've brought a great but simple idea to many of us here.How many hours did we spend in our childhood cutting out the snowflake design, over and over again? Thanks for the idea.

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Jennifer Mullett:

    Yes, 'tis the season for all things snowflake! Thanks much for stopping in and letting me hear from you! :)

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    Jennifer Mullett 

    6 years ago from Canada

    Yay snowflakes!! Beautiful jewelry choices. Nice work!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    homesteadbound:

    Remember...I warned you! :) I like your perspective on it bringing out the kid in us!!!

    Thanks bunches for letting me know you like it! Have all the fun you can with it! :)

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    Cindy Murdoch 

    6 years ago from Texas

    There are little paper snippets all over the place, but I just can't stop. I love it! This is a great way to bring out the kid in you!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    shimmering Dawn:

    Thanks very much for stopping by. I hope you get the time to try the site out soon. Enjoy! :)

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    Dawn 

    6 years ago

    This sounds like fun...I must try this sometime soon... bookmarking it for a time when I need a little distraction.. :) Thank you!!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Peggy W:

    It's rather silly to whine over a cold, but they do give one the miserables. Thanks for the good wishes--doing much better now.

    The snowflakes are so addictive that I'm having withdrawal now that I no longer have an excuse to indulge. Hope you rested well and that you get to enjoy the fun of this site during the holiday season! Thanks much for stopping in!

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    Peggy Woods 

    6 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Feel better soon! I can see where this could be addictive. Will have to check out some of your snowflakes but since it is way past the bewitching hour...I had better get some sleep now. :))

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Nell Rose:

    Nothing like a whiner on HP, is there?! :) But the flake making is a great way to pass an achy, sneezy few days! Hope you found your trial run a fun one.

    Thanks much for stopping by and letting me hear from you! :)

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    Nell Rose 

    6 years ago from England

    Hi, poor you, I know how you feel, and this sounds like a great way to keep your mind off your sniffles, you have got me interested now, so I am going to go have a go! take care, nell

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    thougtforce:

    Hope you are enjoying making flakes by now. This makes me think of a cute quote from snowmen: "All our friends are flakes." ;)

    Here are my two latest Gallery Numbers in case anyone is interested:

    25514721

    25515110

    I'm going to work on another now--still recouping from my sniffles so I have a good reason for chilling out. :)

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Movie Master:

    Oh ho! You are on your way to joining the addiction club. :)

    Thanks for letting me know you tried it and like it--leave us a Gallery Number after you hone your skills a bit!

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    Christina Lornemark 

    6 years ago from Sweden

    Thanks for this idea, it sounds fun and I know how easy it is to get addicted! I will check it out. We do need to amuse ourselves sometimes:)

    Thanks for sharing,

    Tina

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    Movie Master 

    6 years ago from United Kingdom

    I've been and made my snowflake - or 6!

    It's great fun, I'm off to make more:-)

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    Marisa Hammond Olivares 

    6 years ago from Texas

    I need to check this out. Sounds fun! Will bookmark and give it a try.

    Thank you for sharing :)

    voted up!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    anglnwu:

    How many have you made in the last hour? :)

    Hope you do enjoy it once in a while--thanks for stopping by!

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    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    Snurre:

    Glad you like it! :) If you make one share the Gallery Number with us!

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    anglnwu 

    6 years ago

    Sounds like a neat idea and definitely eco-friendly. Hope I'm not addicted once I get started. Thanks.

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    Snurre 

    6 years ago

    Cool :)

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