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Paper Snowflake | Kids' Crafts

Paper Snowflake | Kids' Crafts

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Learn how to make snowflakes out of paper so that you can decorate your house and have a snow day this Winter! Just fold pieces of paper, use scissors to cut out shapes, and see what designs you can make! What other arts and crafts and fun DIY projects do you want Crafty Carol to teach?


  • Paper (preferably thin or lightweight paper)
  • Scissors
  • Protractor (optional)


STEP 1 Paper Snowflake

1. Make a paper square.

Start out with a square piece of paper, preferably thin or lightweight paper. You can use square origami paper or follow these easy steps for making a square from any rectangular piece of paper.

STEP 2 Paper Snowflake

2. Fold diagonally in half.

Fold the square diagonally in half to come up with a triangle.

STEP 3 Paper Snowflake

3. Fold in half.

Fold the resulting triangle in half to make a smaller triangle.

STEP 4 Paper Snowflake

4. Divide the triangle into 3 sections.

The most crucial and perhaps the trickiest step in making a paper snowflake is dividing the triangle into three equal sections. The most accurate way to do this is to use a protractor to divide the angle at the triangle's apex (the corner opposite the longest side) into three sections, each with a 30-degree angle. If you don't have a protractor, you can estimate the size of the sections as you do Steps 5 and 6.

STEP 5 Paper Snowflake

5. Fold the left section.

Once you've marked out the three equal sections, fold the left section towards the front.

STEP 6 Paper Snowflake

6. Fold the right section.

Similarly fold the right section towards the front.

STEP 7 Paper Snowflake

7. Flip the shape.

Flip the shape over so that the side with the horizontal edge is facing front.

STEP 8 Paper Snowflake

8. Cut along the horizontal edge.

Cut along the horizontal edge so that you end up with a wedge.

STEP 9 Paper Snowflake

9. Cut random shapes.

While keeping the wedge folded, cut out random shapes out of the edges.

If you're looking for printable ready-to-cut snowflake patterns, you can find them here.

STEP 10 Paper Snowflake

10. Unfold the paper.

Carefully unfold the paper to reveal your paper snowflake. Like real snowflakes, your paper snowflake has a 6-point or six-sided symmetry.

STEP 11 Paper Snowflake

11. Make more snowflakes.

In nature, no two snowflakes are exactly the same. Try making different shape cut-outs in Step 9 to come up with your own unique snowflakes.




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