The relatives are home and the Christmas decorations have come down. I feel the holiday letdown threatening to steal my joy.
It’s time to cheer up my kitchen.
I hope we’ve give you enough pictures that you can make your own paper snowflakes too and fill your windows, whether or not you like the real “white stuff”. This type you don’t have to shovel or plow and unless you plaster your car windshield with them, they can’t cause a wreck.
Using regular 81/2″ x 11″ plain printer paper, fold a crease diagonally both ways.
This is how I find a square. See below.
Or, simply start with a square piece of paper.
Fold the paper in half on the diagonal, ignoring the extra at top.
Now fold in half again. See below.
Make a fold into the middle on one side. Like this…
Bring the far corner across and up to the fold you just made. It should be just below the edge or the square.
Then fold the other side over.
You should have a triangle folded into thirds.
Fold this in half to make a six sided snowflake.
Inside it should look like this…
Find the shortest edge and be sure to cut the top so that all the papers line up. See below.
Then you start the cutting for the lace effect. It’s really thick so be careful. This can be difficult and dangerous for little hands. Scarfunkle loves to help.
In my experience the more you cut, the prettier they are.
If you snip the end off, you’ll get a circle in the middle.
Experiment with it and have fun.
If you try this, upload your snowflake pictures to the Facebook page here. I’d love to seem them!