Cutting paper snowflakes is probably one of my very favorite winter crafts. Even though most people only find it acceptable to hang snowflakes before Christmas, I feel as though they make great "winter" decor. I've been doing it for years and I wont lie...I totally pride myself on them once finished. You'll need loads of blank 8.5x11" paper and a pair of nice, sharp scissors.
Step 1: Place the paper in front of you, portrait-style.
Step 2: Fold in half. Be sure to crease your edges really tightly. I pinch the paper between my fingernails, or rub the handle of my scissors over it. The flatter your folds lay, the easier it is to cut later.
Step 3: Find the center of the FOLDED
edge (just bring your folded corners together and pinch the center).
Step 4: This is the most difficult step and takes a few tries. You need to fold the paper into triangular thirds from the center point you pinched earlier.
Step 5: This is the "finishing" to the triangular thirds step from above. Be sure your edges match up. If they don't, just re-fold it until you get it right. You don't want any extra space between the folded edges.
This is what the finished product looks like after being folded into triangular thirds. I call it the fox head or pointy heart when teaching it to children.
Step 6: Fold the fox head/pointy heart in half leaving the flap on the top.
This is what your folded fox head/pointy heart should look like.
Step 7: Cut along the folded flap on the top; you're basically cutting off the fox ears here.
Step 8: Cut your snowflake! The more paper you cut, the better your snowflake will turn out. Remember to cut large shapes AND small shapes.
Step 9: Unfold your snowflake very carefully so it doesn't rip. Folding your edges in the opposite direction also helps to lay the paper more flat.
Step 10: Hang them in your window and enjoy!
Now you can practice, practice, practice and be ready for next winter!
Those snowflakes are amazing! I never hear about folding the paper into a "fox head." All these years, I'd been simply folding into a regular triangle. I never was able to get such intricate designs in mine, so thanks for the how-to!ReplyDelete
Michael Kors Outlet Online was a huge success there and became very well known. The designer Kors then branched out into accessories including Michael Kors Handbags Clearance. He never lost focus on his American chic styling. Some of his most notable collections include the Michael Kors Totes, Michael Kors satchel and the Designer MK Outlet and Michael Kors Outlet Online Store.ReplyDelete
No one has to know that they are cheap Ray Ban Sale UK and no one will know unless you tell them. Each of the cheap designer Ray Ban Sunglasses Sale UK carries the signature brand on the lens to let you know that you do have authentic designer Cheap Ray Ban Sunglasses UK.
tags: Cheap Oakley Sunglasses UK,MK Outlet
christian louboutin shoes
michael kors factory outlet
coach outlet stores
golden goose sneakers