3D paper snowflakes look beautiful hanging in a window or on a wall, and they're an easy winter craft, perfect for Christmas.
- Work slow and steady. Rushing is likely to lead to a ruined snowflake, or your hands being cut up by scissors.
- Use a glue stick if possible as it looks best. If the glue won't stick hold the edges together with a paper clip until it dries (2-7 Minutes)
- If you want to "jazz up" your snowflakes, put liquid glitter on the snowflake along various parts of the paper lines. Just remember though, that these do not store very well (easily crushed) and you might be throwing them out.
- If you want a "perfect" snowflake, make sure the lines you cut are identical for each square.
- If you want larger snowflakes, use larger paper. You will probably need to cut more lines though; work it out from how large your piece of paper is. Don't try enlarging your snowflakes until you are comfortable with the method of making them with the suggested paper size first.
- Be patient. This is not a craft to be rushed but it is challenging so proceed slowly and carefully.
- See "Sources and Citations" below for 2-dimensional snowflake patterns suitable for younger kids (and the impatient).
- You don't have to be an artist to do this. Try it!
Things You'll Need
- 6 pieces of paper. Printer paper is fine, or try drawing pad paper. The size of your paper square can vary from 4" to 10" (10cm - 25cm). The paper should be of a good strength to hold up the snowflake structure. You might want to look for "patty paper", the kind used in food service, if there is a restaurant supply store near you.
- Glue or double-sided tape (optional)