Holiday Craft: Paper Snowflakes

Create your own winter flurries with these paper snowflakes.

Paper Snowflakes Tutorial

Paper Snowflakes Tutorial

Let it snow indoors this year with a flurry of hand crafted snowflakes. Supplies needed include: white paper, pointy scissors, glitter, satin Mod Podge, foam brush, craft paper.

There is something magical about creating art from paper. In one of my previous posts, I shared how to fold and create beautiful paper flowers. This time, I would like to share how easy it is to create lovely paper snowflakes like these. Paper snowflakes are said to have originated in the Victorian era when paper snowflakes were given as gifts.

Paper snowflakes are one of the most versatile and family-friendly crafts to make for holiday decorating. Try using paper squares of different sizes. I also find that a pair of sharp pointy scissors work best. For a unique twist, I even added shimmery glitter. Once made, you can use them to decorate the windows. Try stringing them together to make a garland. You can also adhere them to mirrors or hang them from the center of a curtain rod to mimic falling snow. 

Supplies:

  • White paper
  • Sharp pointy scissors
  • Glitter
  • Mod Podge (satin finish)
  • Foam brush
  • Crafting paper

Now take a peek at the gallery below for the entire step by step photo tutorial:

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Paper Snowflakes Tutorial

Let it snow indoors this year with a flurry of hand-crafted snowflakes. Supplies needed include: white paper/pointy scissors/glitter/satin Mod Podge/foam brush/craft paper.

Square One

Start with a square sheet of paper and fold it into a triangle.

Fold in Half Again

Lay that triangle like so, and fold it in half again.

Fold and Tug

Fold the paper in half at the arrow but pull the tip of the triangle down like so.

Fold it Over

Fold the right side over the left.

Snowflake Fold

Your final piece of folded paper should look like this.

Cut

Cut across the dotted line.

Add Shapes

Cut patterns and shapes into each snowflake like so. I even added a dog silhouette (bottom right)!

Sparkle Optional

With the foam brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge and sprinkle with glitter. Once dry, place your snowflakes under a heavy book to flatten.

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