How to Make 3D Paper Snowflakes

 
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If you’re already in a sugar coma from cookie decorating and gingerbread house making, but you want another budget friendly activity… this is for you. I used to make these snowflakes when I was younger and we decided to make them again this year to save money on Christmas decorations.

Whoever came up with this way of making paper snowflakes is brilliant! There are some YouTube tutorials out there as well, if that’s your style.


WHAT YOU NEED

  • 6 pieces of paper (printer paper, cardstock, butcher paper, or colored construction paper)

  • Scissors

  • Clear Scotch Tape (I’m using masking tape so you can see where I place the tape in the visuals)

  • Stapler

  • A warm beverage and sweatpants

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STEP 1

Cut the 6 pieces of paper into squares.

Fold the square into a triangle - twice!

STEP 2

Cut 3 lines towards the center fold. Stop 1/4” from middle for enough space. Open it up and it should look like this!

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STEP 3

Tape the two corners of the middle cuts together. Flip the whole thing over and repeat with the next section. Continue to reverse the snowflake each time until all 4 corners are connected.

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STEP 4

Repeat the previous steps on all 6 pieces of paper, then line up 3 sections like this. Be sure they are facing the same direction.

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Step 5

Hold the ends of the 3 sections together and staple together. Then staple the two middle “sides” together.

Repeat this step on the other 3 sections, so you will have 2 halves complete.

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Step 6

Hold the 2 halves together in the middle, then staple together. I recommend stapling it twice on opposite sides so it’s extra strong.

Staple the two last middle “sides” together and you’re donezo!

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Merry Christmas Decorating!