Today is Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day and National Fruitcake Day. Since we're bigger fans of snowflakes, we're going to make snowflakes today. Higgins is just starting to use scissors and is super excited to use his new ones.
Here are some instructions on how to make a snowflake. Trust me, I tried lots of different ways and this one worked.
1. Get a square piece of paper. DM Tip: The thinner the paper, the easier it is to cut.
2. Fold over to make a triangle.
5. Take the right side and fold over towards the middle, keeping the point intact.
8. Next, cut off the arrow "tips", so you are left with a tall triangle.
|Successful snowflakes on the left.|
Several unsuccessful attempts on
the right. Make sure you leave some
of the edges intact :)
10. Unfold carefully!
DM Tips: To make the snowflake lay flat, place under a heavy book. You could also place between two pieces of wax paper and iron for a few seconds.
Instructables, Paper Snowflakes
Wiki, How To Make Paper Snowflakes
Martha Stewart, Paper Snowflakes