In nature, no two snowflakes are exactly the same. Try making different shape cut-outs to come up with your own unique snowflakes.
Below is a diagram of the six steps to make a paper snowflake
- Start out with a square piece of paper. You can also use square coloured origami paper.
- Fold the square diagonally in half.
- Fold the resulting triangle along the middle to come up with a smaller triangle.
- The most crucial and perhaps the trickiest step in making a paper snowflake is dividing the triangle into three equal sections. The most accurate way to do this is to use a protractor to divide the angle at the triangle's apex (the corner opposite the longest side) into three sections, each with a 30-degree angle. If you don't have a protractor, you can estimate the size of the sections as you do Steps 5 and 6.
- Once you've marked out the three equal sections, fold the left section towards the front. Similarly fold the right section towards the front. Flip the entire shape over so that the side with the horizontal edge is facing front. Then, cut along the horizontal edge so that you come up with a wedge.
- While keeping the wedge folded, cut out random shapes out of the edges.
First Palete. Twelve free printable snowflake templates to fold and cut into beautiful paper snowflakes. If you are looking for non-folding templates, check out these snowflake coloring pages.