Here are instructions of how to make a 3D snowflake. You can make your snowflake all white or use a combination of colours. A lot of students in our class liked the white and blue together. I wonder what your favourite colour combination will be. Have fun making it!
6 squares of paper (8 1/2 inch)
We used white, pink, blue.
- Start with a 8 ½” x 8 ½” square paper.
- Fold 2 points of the square over to form a triangle
- Fold the triangle in half to make a smaller triangle.
4. Cut two evenly spaced slits on the open sided folds of the triangle almost all the way up to the folded crease, but not quite. (Note: If you cut on the folded close side of the triangle, it will not work).
5. Unfold the triangle. Turn the square to diamond position. Beginning with the middle cuts, roll the 2 inside triangle points towards each other, overlap glue together.
6. Turn the paper over, roll the next 2 triangle points towards each other, overlap glue together.
7. Turn the paper over, roll the last 2 triangle points towards each other, overlap glue together.
You have completed one arm of the snowflake. You’ll need a total of 6 arms.
8. Follow steps 1 to 7 to make 5 more arms for your snowflake.
ANOTHER WAY TO MAKE THE SNOWFLAKE
You can make each arm with 3 slits instead of 2 slits. It will make your snowflake fancier.
Follow the same directions for the 2 slits variation.
9. Glue the tips of 3 arms together. Do the same with the other 3 arms. Next, glue or staple the 2 groups of 3 arms together. On large snowflakes, glue the side of each arm together about half way up.
Here is your finished snowflake. Great Job!!