Making Original Snowflakes

How do you make original and interesting "snowflakes"?

December 19, 20080 found this helpful

Do you mean the cut-out paper kind?

Here are a few basic instructions:

This is fun to play with and lets you preview your design and print them when you are done:

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December 20, 20080 found this helpful

You can use empty toilet paper tubes or paper towel tubes. Cut them in about 1/2 inch strips (around) and then pinch into an elongated shape. Then glue the ends together in a snowflake shape. You can paint them, glitter, them or whatever you come up with. Hope this helps! Can't find my camera right now.

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December 21, 20080 found this helpful

If you are meaning the cut out paper kind, a previous poster has given you directions. However, I'd like to add that these can be very interesting but you must cut out a lot of the paper and make them lacy. When I did this craft with students, I told them they should have more garbage than snowflake left. You can also make cut outs so that there are hearts or snowmen or bells inside the snowflake. Experiment.

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December 22, 20080 found this helpful

I ask just one thing: real snowflakes have six points, so maybe you'd consider six points? I see eight-pointers here and there. Yep, I'm the beady-eyed lady standing there counting and scowling. Have fun!

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