Giant three-dimensional paper snowflake

What’s more fun than making a paper snowflake?

Making it three-dimensional and giant!

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We all made paper snowflakes as kids, folding and cutting sheets of paper and then unfolding them to see what design your snowflake came out to be.

While researching snowflakes for a blog post, I stumbled upon a similar craft idea for making 3D snowflakes, so I thought I’d try it while sitting at home on this snow day.

This really is a perfect craft for a day when you’re stuck at home, because you only need three supplies, and they are supplies that everyone already has:

Six sheets of computer paper



First, fold your computer paper into a triangle and cut off the excess, so that when you unfold it, you have a perfect square.

Fold each square into a triangle and then half into a triangle again. Cut a design out of the creased edge. Do the same design on each sheet to make it authentic — since all snowflakes have six identical sides — or get creative for your own spin on a snowflake.

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When finished, unfold each triangle until it is back in a square. Take two corners, bend them back to meet and tape them so you now have a roll. Do this with each square.

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Bring the points of each square to meet in the middle, creating a circle and a snowflake with six sides. Tape the corners together on the back and the front.

There you have a giant, three-dimensional snowflake. It’s perfect for a door wreath!

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