Saturday, December 25, 2010

How to make a 3d paper snowflake!

First of all MERRY CHRISTMAS!! I can't believe it's a year later since the last time I put up my tree. Seems like it was less then 3 months ago. Anyways, I wanted to show the Christmas spirit with some 3d snowflakes. Follow along and you will have family and guests wanting to know how u did it.

  1. Start with a square piece of paper. Fold your paper from corner to opposite corner, forming a triangle.
    Then fold your paper in half again. You will now have a triangle.
  2. Starting from the folded side of the paper, cut 4 slits parallel to the angled side of the paper. Do this for both sides of the paper. Don't let the cuts meet in the center. You want uncut paper so yoursnowflake is held together.

3. Unfold and flatten your paper.

4. Start rolling your paper. Roll the two inside papers in a tube and fasten with tape or glue.

  1. Flip the paper over and roll the next two paper lines.
  2. Continue with the flipping and rolling until all the paper lines have been rolled into tubes.
  1. Repeat with the remaining 5 pieces of paper (to have a six-point star).
  1. Take three of the rolled papers, pinch together at the tip, and staple together. Repeat with the remaining three snowflake "tips".
  2. Pinch the two halves together by matching the centers. Staple the pieces together in the middle. (Below)

  1. You can either staple, tape, or glue some of the other connecting spots of the snowflake points so that you have one continuous snowflake and not just six points stapled together.
    Original pics and instructions here.

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