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Snowflake Cutouts

Make a long-lasting, 6-sided snowflake with few materials. This craft is perfect for decorating for the holidays and a great project to do with young children. 

This craft has been created by a CT English Middle School Leo student.

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  • Paper (optional colored paper)

  • Paint and Brushes (optional)

  • Markers (optional)

  • Scissors

  • A Heavy Book


(Optional): Paint your plain piece of paper in any color you choose. Important: If you want to paint your piece of paper, paint it now. If you don’t paint it now, you won’t cover all parts of the snowflake and if you paint it when the snowflake is finished, you might rip the snowflake. Paint both sides if you want color on each. 

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Take one corner of your paper and move it diagonally until you have a folded triangle and thin unfolded rectangle. Crease your fold.

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Cut off your thin rectangle

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Take one side of the triangle and fold it so that it sits on top of the other side of the triangle. You should now have a smaller triangle.

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Take one half of your small triangle and fold it so that the left side of the newly folded triangle runs in a straight line to the tip of your triangle.

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Take the left side of your paper and fold it over the triangle you made in step 6.

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Cut off the top of your paper.

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Make cuts anywhere on your paper. Take off big chunks off the two side-by-side tips to make the snowflake 6-sided. Take off a chunk of the tip of the paper to give your snowflake an empty middle. Try to take chunks out of the entire paper, not just the separate folds.

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Unfold your paper. You now have a beautiful  snowflake!

Put a heavy book on top of your snowflake. This will make it so the snowflake doesn’t cave in on itself.

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Presented by:  CT English Middle School LEO's

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