Friday, December 28, 2012

Perfect Paper Snow Flakes

This is a fun craft to do with the little ones (as long as they can use scissors) as a Christmas break craft or anytime during the winter season.

You know how paper snowflakes always look a little first grade no matter how fancy your cutting is...

Well here's a way to make them look picture perfect.

A perfect snow flake!

-All you need for this one is some plain computer paper 
-and Scissors

Start with a regular 8 1/2 x 11 piece of computer paper.

Then fold the bottom left corner to the top edge and cut off the excess to make a square.

Then fold the corner on the top left down to the new corner on the bottom right.

Now this is what makes the snow flakes look so good- Your going to fold the bottom right corner up two thirds of the way to the top right corner.

Next fold the other side down to meet the other edge. (It took me a few tries to make the sides match up right, don't be afraid to refold.)  Once you have that, cut off the points so you have a nice pie piece shape.

Now this is where you can get creative, try different cuts and sizes. 

For the snowflake shown above cut this design on the open (not folded) side.

Now remember each snow flake is unique so just try anything and it will look like a 
Picture Perfect Paper Snow Flake!

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