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Time:0h10
Difficulty
Pretty Easy
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Papercraft

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Portland, Oregon, US
2008
6 Point Snowflake
Because six is better than four

Most children are taught how to cut out 4-point snowflakes, but the 6-point snowflake is much more aesthetically pleasing, and really simple to do.

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Instructions

  • How to make a snowflake. 6 Point Snowflake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a piece of paper. It does not have to be white or your basic 8x11 sheet either; once you know the process you can use any kind of paper you want.

  • How to make a snowflake. 6 Point Snowflake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take a corner of the paper and fold it over so that touches the other edge. Make sure the corner where the crease is, is symmetrical as possible.

  • How to make a snowflake. 6 Point Snowflake - Step 3
    Step 3

    The portion of paper at the top-the excess-is removed leaving a large right triangle of paper. You can use your scissors or simply fold and tear along the line.

  • How to make a snowflake. 6 Point Snowflake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take the large triangle and fold in half down the center.

  • How to make a snowflake. 6 Point Snowflake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Your paper should look like a smaller right triangle now.

  • How to make a snowflake. 6 Point Snowflake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take the out side edges and fold them over each other so that all edges are aligned. Instead of looking like a right triangle your paper should look like an isosceles triangle.

  • How to make a snowflake. 6 Point Snowflake - Step 7
    Step 7

    This is how your paper should look like once you've finished step 6.

  • How to make a snowflake. 6 Point Snowflake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cut the excess paper off the top. At this point you can cut your design into the paper to create your snowflake.

  • How to make a snowflake. 6 Point Snowflake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Once you cut into your paper, this is an example of how it should look. Always be wary of folded edges. Sometimes,especially if you're making smaller snowflakes, the scissors cannot cut the paper without ruining your design. You can op-out the scissors for a cutting knife-x-acto knife blade no. 11-and use a cutting mat to protect your surface

  • How to make a snowflake. 6 Point Snowflake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Be careful opening your snowflakes, especially if you have an intricate design, as they will be delicate. You can even be resourceful and re-use old office papers or even newsprint in order to create your snowflakes!

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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects

as good as my . nice and clean

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L i t t l e L u L u
L i t t l e L u L u · Portland, Oregon, US · 1 project

Rouge Sister-
Pretend it's like a letter that you would fold in thirds to fit inside a legal-sized envelope. The top two points should cross like in the picture (it doesn't show in the small image, but if you click on it it will expand).
Hope that helps!

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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, England, GB · 11 projects

okay i failed. XD nice project though

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RogueSister
RogueSister · Richmond, England, GB · 11 projects

ahh! help i dont get steps 6-7?!

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L i t t l e L u L u
L i t t l e L u L u · Portland, Oregon, US · 1 project

That's such a great idea Raechal! Happy Chanukkah this Sunday! ♥

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LilyFantastico!
LilyFantastico! · London, GB · 20 projects

haha, obviously I'm no good at following how-to's. I ended up with 8 points! Happy

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Raechal A.
Raechal A. · Peoria, Arizona, US

done on gold foil paper it would be a beautiful Star of David to hang above the dinner table on Chanukkah! Super!

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