You only need paper, scissors and a sprinkle of festive spirit for this super easy activity! Making paper snowflakes is a great project for all ages – younger kids can use safe scissors and a bigger piece of paper to make it easier, whereas older kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy the challenge of making an intricate design. Best of all, every snowflake is unique – so you can be as creative as you like.
For more fun ideas, try our top 5 Christmas crafts for kids.
How to make a paper snowflake
Makes one snowflake
Prep 10 mins
You will need
• A square piece of paper (if using A4 paper, simply fold the bottom of the paper upwards into a triangle and cut away the excess)
Fold a square piece of paper into a triangle, as shown below.
Fold the triangle in half again, to make a smaller triangle.
Fold over the right hand side of the triangle so that you are folding into thirds.
Turn the paper over.
Repeat the fold as you did for step three, this time on the other side.
Use scissors to cut straight across the top, as shown, so that you are left with a thin folded triangle.
Now you can cut any shape into the folded snowflake, being careful not to make any cuts that go all the way across (this will break your snowflake).
When you’re happy with your shapes, unfold your snowflake to reveal your finished design!
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