I got super bored tonight and wanted to make a blog post so I decided to share one of my crafty nesting activities, lol. I also have a baby haul to edit and post soon!
Step 1: Cut out 6 squares of the same size and fold them in half to form triangles as shown below. They can be any size depending on how big you want the snowflake to be, but smaller pieces are harder to work with.
Step 2: Fold each triangle from top to bottom, as shown. Then make three parallel cuts from the edge up to the center fold. Make sure not to cut completely through the fold!
Step 3: Open them all the way up and they should look like this!
Step 4: Roll the edges of the inner diamond toward each other and fasten with tape. Skip the second diamond and also fasten the third diamond in the same way.
Step 5: Flip the piece over, face-down, and tape the remaining diamonds the same way as the first two. It should end up looking like this:
Step 6: After making three of these, pinch the ends and staple them together.
Step 7: Repeat step 6 with the remaining three pieces, then pinch the stapled ends together (shown below) and fasten these two together using a third staple. A mini stapler works best here.
Step 8: Roll small pieces of tape inside out (shown below) and place them between the arms of the snowflake. In the circled areas below you will see arms taped and not yet taped.
That’s it! You’ve successfully made a 3d paper snowflake!
Now try experimenting with different colored paper and different sizes. Also try using a glitter or shimmer spray on them to add a little sparkle! Enjoy!