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Beautiful Paper Snowflake

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How To Make The Most Beautiful Paper Snowflake Ever! a spectacular - origami like - snowflake deco
Last year, my friend Vero found an online tutorial to make this beautiful winter//Christmas decoration. This year we tried to find the instructions again and they were gone :(

So we decided to do our own “How to” for this project. Note that in the end the snowflake is pretty big.

These instruction are also availiable in french on our blog : http://carottelychee.blogspot.com/2009/12/tutoriel-un-merveilleux-flocon-de-neige.html

Posted by Carotte & Lychee from Canada • Published December 3, 2008 • See Carotte & Lychee's 6 projects »
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  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 1
    Step 1

    This is the material you will need for this how to :)The momiji doll is not mandatory but she really did enjoy watching us!

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the sheet of paper into a triangle

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the exceeding piece of paper to make a perfect triangle

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the triangle again to make a smaller triangle

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 5
    Step 5

    With a pencil, mark four equal points to guide you with your cut.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make a cut following the length of the triangle and stop a little bit before the edge.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make the second cut in the same direction, stopping just a few millimeters before the first cut.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Make all your cuts.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Put the triangle on the table.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Unfold it. You now have a square.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 11
    Step 11

    Fold the two center cuts and glue them together. Use your finger as shown in the picture, holding the pieces together for a few seconds and allowing them to dry a bit.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 12
    Step 12

    Turn over the square. Fold the two second cuts and glue them together. Use your finger as shown in the picture, holding the pieces together for a few seconds and allowing them to dry a bit.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 13
    Step 13

    Turn over the square. Fold the third cuts and glue them together. Turn over the square. Fold the fourth cuts and glue them together. Turn over the square. Fold the fifth cuts of the cut paper and glue them together.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 14
    Step 14

    Voilà! You have the first point of your snowflake.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 15
    Step 15

    Repeat those 13 steps 5 more times, making in total the 6 points required to complete your snowflake.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 16
    Step 16

    Glue together the side part of each point to build your snowflake

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 17
    Step 17

    Hold the paper together with you finger for a few seconds to allow the glue to dry a bit.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 18
    Step 18

    Glue the last side to side point.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 19
    Step 19

    You can use a paperclip to hold the final part. Allow the glue to dry at least one hour.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 20
    Step 20

    Glue the sides of three of the points and then glue the three ends together. Repeat this for the other three points. Then glue these two halves together.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 21
    Step 21

    Your snowflake is done.

  • How to make a snowflake. Beautiful Paper Snowflake - Step 22
    Step 22

    Use a nice ribbon to hang the snowflake.

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B*
B* · 45 projects

Wonderful! :)

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rose b.
rose b.

Beautiful design. Tricky to do.

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Luqsnat
Luqsnat · 1 project

Sooooo beautiful & simple to make

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Christina Z.
Christina Z. · 6 projects

There's also a printable version at ellinee

http://www.ellinee.com/blog/fourth-of-july-paper-stars-tutorial/

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Hao-chan
Hao-chan · Schortens, Niedersachsen, Germany · 2 projects

I made this snowflake today :D looks sooo good!
Thank you <3

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Rhoni E.
Rhoni E.

I saw these being made at a BBBS event. I can't wait to try them myself.

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Laura
Laura · Chandler, Arizona, US · 120 projects

I have to try this project, it looks amazing!

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Joe W.
Joe W. · Phoenix, Arizona, US · 12 projects

this was so cool.
i am going to beg my awesome wife to make some putting her own spin on them :-)
Happy Holidays !!!

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Hermione Granger
Hermione Granger · Mayo, Mayo, IE

omg a girl at school came into our class and showed us how to do dis i did it and it came out wonderfully now i think she got it from u!! :)
P.S.you can use staples instead of glue it works just as well and u dont need to wait 4 it to dry :)

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kalie.kidspapercraft
kalie.kidspapercraft · Panama city, Panama

soo cute the snowflake

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