Wednesday, 23 November 2011

3-D Snowflakes

Here is a fun and easy craft to do with your kids. You may need to do it along with them, depending on the age of your children, but the best part is that you won't have all the little cut-outs all over your house that you get when you make the typical snowflakes!!!  Enjoy!

Materials needed to make 1 snowflake:
  • 6 pieces of paper (I used computer paper, but if you want them more decorative, use scrapbook paper)
  • tape
  • scissors
  • stapler
1.  Fold the sheet into a triangle (only if your using a rectangular shaped paper, you need to make it square).

Cut the extra section off the bottom, to make a square.

2. Fold your square back into a triangle, and then fold it once more into a smaller traingle.  Begin to cut slits into the traingle, making sure that your cut starts on the folded edge, and going the length of the triangle, but stop a little bit before the edge.  I did five slits, you can do more if you want a more detailed snowflake.

3. Open up the triangle, and now you have a square.

4. Fold the two centre cuts, and tape them together.

5. Flip the square over, and fold the next two cuts together and tape them. 

6. Continue flipping the square over everytime you tape new pieces together, until they are all taped.

7.  Repeat these steps 5 times, until you have 6 sections.

8. Now line all 6 sections up, matching the tips of each section together and staple them at the tip.

9. Now open the snowflake up, and tape each section together with a small piece of tape.  And there you have it, a funky, more modern looking snowflake.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melanie!
    I found you through Pinterest! I plan on finally making these. thanks for the tutorial!