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Making Paper Snowflakes

Snowflake decorations.

There are lots of different ways to make paper snowflakes. I know two different ways of folding the paper.

Materials

Making a Paper Snowflake: Method One

  1. Fold the paper in half cross-wise.
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 1.
  2. Fold the paper in half again, lengthwise. Turn the paper so one crease is to your left, and the other is on the bottom.
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 2.
  3. Take the bottom right corner of the rectangle and fold it up and over to the left side, forming a triangle. .
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 3.
  4. Cut off the excess strip of paper at the bottom of the triangle.
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 4.
  5. Cut small triangles and strips into all the edges of the triangle. Be careful not to cut all the way through. Leave enough of the creases intact to hold the snowflake together.
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 5.
  6. Unfold.
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 6.

Making a Paper Snowflake: Method Two

  1. Fold one corner of the paper over to form a triangle.
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 1.
  2. Take the peak of the triangle and fold it down to the opposite side. Line up the bottom edges of the triangle.
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 2.
  3. Trim off the excess strip of paper at the bottom of the triangle.
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 3.
  4. Trim the bottom of the triangle into a slightly rounded curve.
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 4.
  5. Cut out triangles and small strips from all sides of the triangle.
    Making a paper snowflake, Step 5.
  6. Unfold.

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