Beautiful paper snowflakes can be made from standard computer paper and a pair of scissors. Creating these snowflakes is a good holiday family activity for all ages, including young children using safety scissors. After the snowflakes have been made, they may be taped on to a windowpane. Once the basics of snowflake-making have been mastered, any number of designs is possible. You will find that no two paper snowflakes are exactly alike.
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Things you need
- White computer paper
- Clear tape
Cut the computer paper into a 8 1/2-inch square with the scissors.
Fold the square in half, then in half again, carefully matching edges to create a 4 1/4-inch square.
Fold a diagonal line through the small square, matching corner points to create a triangle.
Mark a series of triangles or half-circles on each edge of the folded triangle with the pencil. Cut out the triangles and half circles.
Unfold the snowflake and attach it to a windowpane with clear tape.
Tips and warnings
- Use aluminium foil to make shiny snowflakes, or trace the paper snowflake on poster board, cut it out, and add paint and glitter for a tree ornament.
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