‘Tis the season to be. . .making snowflakes! Here are some you can cut out and hang up, or give as gifts.
Craft by Michele Reyzer; photos by Mark Godfrey
What You Need:
- paper (plain white, construction, or gift wrap)
- pen or pencil
- glue stick or tape
- snowflake patterns (see below)
What You Do:
- Begin with a piece of paper that’s 6 inches by 10 inches.
- Start at the short end and fold the paper up one inch. Continue folding the rest of the paper into one-inch pleats, like a fan. Be sure to keep the edges even. (Trim the last fold if it doesn’t line up evenly.)
- Staple the folded paper in the center.
- Draw or trace one of the patterns on your folded paper. Or make up your own pattern! (Tip: the pattern on both sides of the staple should be symmetrical.)
- Cut along the lines of the pattern.
- Pull the pleats apart and glue or tape the ends together.
- Add some ribbon for hanging your snowflake.
FLAKE-Y FUN: Recycle your school papers and use them to make flakes!