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The better you get at this, the more intricate you can make your cuts. Just start with a few, open it up and then you can see how it works and the next one you can do better. Good luck. You must be young, everyone from my generation knows how to cut snowflakes!
To make paper snowflakes more sturdy, dip them in melted wax from old candles and leave them on wax paper to dry.
By Beth from England
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How do you make original and interesting "snowflakes"?
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:
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.
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.
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!
I would like to know how to make cutout paper snowflakes. Would someone please share the instructions with me?
By candy from North Myrtle Beach, SC
Watch the video.
This is a page about making 3D paper snowflakes. Try making this dimensional alternative to the traditional paper snowflake to decorate for the holidays or entertain the kids on a cold wintry day.
If you are familiar with the images displayed in a Rorschach test then you can envision these fun to make snowflakes. This is a page about making Rorschach snowflakes.
This is a page about making a name snowflake. Using your name as the cutting lines on a paper snowflake is a fun variation on this popular craft.
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I need a pattern to make a snowflake.
By mary from Memphis, TN
You can get full instructions on highhopes.com.
How do you make paper snowflakes?
Priya from Plainsboro, NJ
Thanks for the memories. Used to make these when I was a kid.
Found this video:
Go online to Amazon.com. Look up books available. I have one with the greatest snowflake patterns. It is a great way to start out. You can copy patterns on the printer, Once you have done some you even learn how to create your own personal snowflakes. I bought sprinkles in white (like snow) and one in iridescent white glitters, I brushed a little glue on and added sprinkles. So pretty. (12/23/2008)
Martha Stewart's Winter Kids magazine issue has a great how to for paper snowflakes.
Here is the website url:
Here's a great article at the link below - Connie H.
(quote)Cutting paper snowflakes: learn to make delicate and beautiful snowflakes for the holidays coming up. Tips for making real looking flakes from a master.(/quote)
Great site for snowflakes! (12/07/2004)
Try your designs online before making them with paper by using this web site: http://snowflakes.lookandfeel.com. This simple site is addictive. And it's a good way to become familiar with what designs work before you commit them to paper.
The first website listed where you can try them online first before cutting with paper won't come up anymore- it comes up as an ad for a company called Barkley. Is the url correct? It worked about 2 weeks ago but not now. (12/21/2006)