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!
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I've always loved to cut out paper snowflakes and hang them in the window during Christmas. (I've even used them to separate layers of cookies in a cookie tin.) It's so much fun to slowly and carefully unfold the snowflake to see the end result. All you need is printer paper, a pencil, and sharp scissors with a fine point.
Sturdy Paper Snowflakes. To make paper snowflakes more sturdy, dip them in melted wax from old candles and leave them on wax paper to dry.
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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.
I can make a template for you, if you'd like, and then you can follow the folding pattern and go from there to cut out a paper snowflake. My favorite designs are made w/ cut out trees, hearts and stars. I've posted a pic of 4 that I made and had hanging in the window last Christmas.
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.
How do you make paper snowflakes?
I have enjoyed this site, but in the Christmas section, I cannot find anything for paper snowflakes that you cut with scissors and use either typing paper, tissue paper, or origami paper.