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How to Make a 3D Paper Snowflake

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By Laura Studley


What you need:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or tape


  • Thread or thin string

Step 1: Make six identical squares

Step 2: Fold one square diagonally to make a triangle

Step 3: Fold the triangle in half again making a smaller triangle

Step 4: Use scissors to cut three slits on the short side of the triangle. Stop cutting before reaching the top.

Step 5: Carefully unfold the paper

Step 6: Tape or glue the innermost flaps together by the tips

Step 7: Flip paper over

Step 8: Tape or glue the second pair of flaps together

Step 9: Turn paper over again and tape or glue third pair of flaps together


Step 10: Turn over paper for the last time and tape or glue flaps together

Step 11: Create five more snowflake arms to complete a six sided snowflake by repeating steps 1-10.

Step 12: Glue or tape snowflake arms together to complete a full snowflake

Step 13: If desired add a string to one of the snowflake arms to hang up

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