Making paper snowflakes is a simple and fun holiday activity that you and your little one can enjoy doing together. You can tape them to your windows, hang them on your walls, or even drape them from the ceiling. Adding these in and around your home is a great way to increase your holiday décor while also showcasing your child’s beautiful artwork!
The Supplies You Need
- 8 x 11 inch plain white paper
The best way to get your kids involved is to let them decorate the snowflakes. Sometimes younger children have trouble cutting the paper, so to make this activity “kid friendly” give your child some fun supplies and allow them to be creative!
Steps: How to Make a Paper Snowflake
Follow these simple instructions and you will have a beautiful snowflake in no time!
Step 1: Holding your paper vertically, take the top right corner and fold it down and to the left so it aligns perfectly with the left side of the paper.
Step 2: Cut the excess paper on the bottom of your triangle (roughly 3.4 inches).
Step 3: Now that you have a triangle, fold it again to make a smaller triangle.
Step 4: Measure out 5.15 inches from the right and mark it with a pencil.
Step 5: Take the bottom right corner of the triangle and fold it over to the left so it lies on top of the mark you made in the previous step.
Step 6: Now, take the bottom left corner and fold it over the previous fold so there are two pointy flaps at the bottom (try your best to align the right and left sides).
Step 7: Cut off the two pointy flaps at the bottom ~ you will be left with a small triangle.
Step 8: With a pencil, draw the design outline on the triangle. The “x’s” are the parts that can be cut off.
* Below I will show you 2 more easy designs *
Step 9: Cut along the lines you made in the previous step.
Step 10: Gently open your beautiful snowflake!
BONUS STEP: Give your child some supplies, like stickers or markers, and let them design the snowflake however they wish!
Tips For Success
- Avoid using construction paper as this will be too hard to cut
- Use very sharp scissors to get nice detailed cuts
- You can use an iron on a very low setting to smooth out any creases
Other Easy Snowflake Designs
Making and decorating paper snowflakes is a FUN and CHEAP winter activity that your child will love doing with you. Comment below which snowflake your child liked the best!