Making Paper Snowflakes

Below is a diagram of the first five steps to make a paper snowflake. Begin with a square sheet of paper and in the first step, fold it on the diagonal. Continue through the other steps.

When making additional cuts for the snowflakes, the point E forms the 6 points of the star or snowflake and the point D forms the center of the star or snowflake. (If you choose to cut off D, a hole will be in the center. If you choose to cut off E, the tips will have more points!)

Make cuts leaving a ‘path’ from E to D. Then open to reveal snowflake. The snowflake can be flattened or made into a relief by folding the 12 creases from the center, alternating in and out .

Shown below are different snowflakes made from different cuts.


Images and wording courtesy of James Garner



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Creative Director at International Visual

Posted on October 24, 2012, in Crafting and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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