How to make paper snowflakes

It is that time of year when there is more and more packaging and paper building up. Before it heads into the recycling why not give it an extra lease of life and make some recycled paper snowflakes.

What you need;

  • Paper - we used some of our used packaging but you could use any paper destined for the recycling
  • Scissors
  • 10 minutes
  • Christmas tunes (optional)

Step one

Cut out a square from your envelope.

An easy way to do this is to simply cut your envelope into two sheets of paper then fold the corner inwards to make a square and cut off the excess paper.

One of our small envelopes can make up to 4 snowflakes (or more if you go smaller).

 

Step two

Fold your square of paper into half, corner to corner to make a triangle.

Step three

Fold each side of your triangle into the middle on alternate sides, to make one triangle out of three.

Step Four

Trim across the top to make a straight edge.

Step Five

This is the shape for your snowflake, now you can make your own design by cutting some shapes into the edges of your folded triangle to create your pattern. I am a fan of a triangle but you can mix it up with various straight and curved shapes in different sizes.

Step Six

Unfold, step back and admire your handiwork, one totally unique snowflake.
 
You can make these out of wrapping paper, old Christmas cards and even square scraps of fabric.  Strung together they make great festive bunting.


Happy crafting!


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