For our Christmas activity last night, we decided to make paper snowflakes to hang on the tree. We have made these before, but we’ve never had patterns to go by, just free-styled it, and ended up with some rather “unique” looking snowflakes. Since I have become friendlier with Pinterest, I have found tutorials for several activities I enjoy doing with the kids. I was able to find a great tutorial for paper snowflakes with 24 different patterns to use! You can find the tutorial here. This tutorial is very easy to follow and really helped us with our snowflakes this year. Although, we had to do the free-style thing, too…old habits die hard! I hope you enjoy this little craft and maybe get some ideas for your snowflake projects.
Here’s our step-by-step:
White printer paper
1. Fold paper to make a triangle.
2. Cut off excess paper. When you open the triangle, your paper should now look like a square. Refold the triangle.
3. Fold the triangle again.
4. Fold left point down toward the middle.
5. Fold right point over this fold.
6. Cut off excess to make another triangle.
7. Stick the triangle on your stuffed animal’s head.
8. Draw the design of the snowflake on your triangle. The dark parts will be cut out.
9. Cut out the shape and open it up to find a beautiful snowflake! My son was so proud of his work.
Here is my daughter’s beautiful snowflake.
My husband joined in the fun, too.
This was a tricky pattern, but I thought it made a lovely snowflake.
And, of course, we made some free-style snowflakes.
Not too shabby for free-style, kids! My son thought his small one looked like a frog, and my daughter designed and cut that pattern by herself…artist in the making right there! Love those kiddos!!!
Then, we hung our snowflakes on the tree in the playroom.
And cleaned up the giant mess we made in the living room.
It was worth it! Now, have fun making your own snowflakes…and have a very merry Christmas!