How to Make Paper Snowflakes

Paper Snowflakes

Choose from these paper snowflake patterns, or create new ones!
Choose from these paper snowflake patterns, or create new ones!

These paper snowflakes are a decorative paper craft kids will love making. Hang them in the window or from a mobile and watch them float in the air.

What You'll Need:

  • White paper
  • Compass
  • Pencil
  • Blunt scissors

Step 1: Use a compass to draw a 4-inch circle on a piece of paper. Cut out the circle to make a snowflake.

Step 2: To make a 4-point snowflake, fold the circle in half. Then fold it in half again. If you want to make an 8-point snowflake, fold it in half yet again. To make a 6-point snowflake, fold the paper circle in half, then in thirds, and then in half again.

Step 3: Now use the scissors to snip little bits from the paper. Cut into both sides, the top, and the point. Open the piece of paper to see your snowflake.

To add different designs to your snowflake, make more cuts with special tools such as a hole punch or pinking shears.

Try using special paper for your snowflakes, too. Make snowflakes with colored foils, magazine pictures, tissue paper, or wrapping paper.

Go from one paper snowflake to a whole winter scene. Learn how to make snowstorm art in the next section.

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