I bet you didn’t know it, but today, December 27th, is Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day! I used to love making cut-out snowflakes in school, but as I sat down to try to make these fun little crafts, I realized I didn’t remember how to fold the paper to make the 6-sided shape! After some tinkering, I eventually figured it out and to save you the hassle, I decided to make today’s post a photo-tutorial to help you along!
To start, all you will need is a piece of paper and a pair of scissors.
First, fold the corner of the paper into an isosceles triangle (two equal sides).
Cut the remaining rectagluar piece off so that you have a square piece left over when you open up the triangle.
Refold the square into a triangle.
Fold in half again to make another triangle.
Imagining that your triangle is split in thirds, fold the first third over towards the center.
Next fold the opposite third over so that the points overlap.
Cut off the top (the points) at an angle, making sure to cut it so that all the layers are equal.
Cut into the folded sides to begin making your snowflake.
Get creative- cut out different shapes of different sizes and angles. Hint: For more intricate cutting, use cuticle nippers to make a more precise cut.
Unfold your finished snowflake to admire your work. You can glue your snowflake to a piece of colorful paper or string onto monofiliment and hang up near a window.
For a little extra fun, save the scraps!!
These cut-out pieces make great confetti!