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How to Make Paper Snowflakes

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Step-by-Step Paper Snowflakes for Holiday Decorating

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Turn your home into a winter wonderland with paper snowflakes! On a cold day, this is a fun activity to do inside. And when there are few flowers to brighten winter months, why not decorate with whimsical snowflakes? No two are alike!

No matter what the weather looks like outside, it can be winter where you are. Use these easy paper snowflakes to decorate your home. Here are the instructions.

How to Make Paper Snowflakes

What You’ll Need:

  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • String

First, you’ll need to cut your paper into a square: Take one corner of the paper and fold it diagonally so that it touches the opposite edge of the paper. Cut off the unfolded part of the paper so that you have just the folded square remaining. If you are cutting standard 8 1/2 x 11-inch paper to make it square, save the ends; you can make baby snowflakes with them or use the paper for notes. 

Now that you have a perfect square, follow the instructions below to make a snowflake—and remember: no two snowflakes are exactly alike, so be creative!

Making the Snowflakes:





While you’re making your snowflakes, learn more about the history of photographing snowflakes! And while you’re in a holiday crafting mood, find out how to make a cranberry wreath or nut wreath.

Also, try to make all your snowflakes as realistic as possible—make sure they’re perfectly unique! Find out why no two snowflakes are the same.

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Catherine Boeckmann loves nature, stargazing, and gardening so it’s not surprising that she and The Old Farmer’s Almanac found each other. She leads digital content for the Almanac website, and is also a certified master gardener in the state of Indiana. Read More from Catherine Boeckmann

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