Winter has arrived it’s time to bring out those warm jackets cozy blankets hot cocoa. As the snow starts to fall it’s time to get into the festive spirit with some holiday crafts. And what’s better than making a snowflake? It’s easy fun can be done with just a few materials. In this article we will help you create a beautiful snowflake from scratch. So grab your scissors paper let’s get started!
– White paper or white origami paper
Step 1: Create a Square
To create a snowflake we require a square piece of paper. You can either use a white paper or you can create a square out of an origami paper by folding the top corner diagonally to the opposite corner creating a triangle. Cut the extra paper below the triangle to create a square.
Step 2: Fold the Square in Half
Take the square paper fold it in half creating a rectangle. Make sure to crease it well. Then unfold it to get back to the original square shape.
Step 3: Divide the Square into 4 Triangles
Take the paper fold it in half again to create a smaller square. Once again unfold it to get back to the original square shape. Then take the top corner of the square bring it down to the opposite corner as diagonally creating a triangle. Fold the paper in half once again to create a smaller triangle. Then divide the triangle into 3 equal parts by folding the sides of the triangle into the center. Repeat this with the other three triangles.
Step 4: Create the Snowflake Design
Take each triangle start cutting out shapes from the side that is not folded. Use your creativity to create different shapes like V-shapes U-shapes or any other designs you can think of. There are no rules to this you can make it as intricate or as simple as you like. Make sure not to cut all the way to the other side of the triangle. Leave a small piece uncut in the center of the triangle to hold the snowflake together.
Step 5: Unfold the Snowflake
Once you have finished cutting the different shapes on all the triangles unfold the paper to reveal the snowflake. You will see that you have created a beautiful symmetrical design.
Step 6: Admire Your Creation!
Your snowflake is complete. Admire your creation decorate your home with these beautiful snowflakes. You can hang them on your windows walls or even make them into a garland.
Q. Can I make a snowflake with a colored paper?
A. Yes you can use colored paper it’ll look gorgeous. However it is preferable to use a lighter colored paper as it will highlight the intricate designs.
Q. Is it necessary to use origami paper or special paper for this craft?
A. No it isn’t necessary to use origami paper. You can use any white paper. However using a thinner paper will make it easier to fold cut.
Q. Can children make snowflakes?
A. Yes children can make snowflakes with adult supervision. It’s a fun activity for the whole family to enjoy during the winter holidays.
Q. What can I do with the snowflakes once they are made?
A. You can use them to decorate your home create a winter wonderlfeel or even gift them to loved ones as a holiday decoration.
Q. Can I create larger or smaller snowflakes?
A. Yes you can create larger or smaller snowflakes by using a bigger or smaller square piece of paper. However make sure to maintain the symmetry of the design.
Creating a snowflake is a fun easy craft can be enjoyed by children adults alike. Follow the simple steps mentioned above let your creativity imagination run wild. Create a winter wonderlwith these beautiful snowflakes enjoy the festive season. Happy crafting!