There are just some things, especially through the Winter Holiday Celebrations, that are best left to classic traditions. I have two girls ages 3 & nearly 6. This year seemed to be a great one for introducing a childhood classic- Paper Snowflakes! The Paper Snowflake craft project is something every single American has done in celebration of winter. Yes I said every single person. If you have NOT made paper snowflakes then PLEASE chime in below and let me know…I would like to pray for you and encourage that you participate in this Paper Snowflake craft!
When I first began the Paper Snowflake craft with my daughters I sat there and stared with complete emptiness at the sheet of white copy paper. I was not sure what to do! I felt the pressure of my kid’s eyes against me and this fun craft began to stress me out.
Then I suddenly got an IDEA! An awfully brilliant idea!…ehemm…I went to PINTEREST! Searched “Paper Snowflake Craft” and like ***MAGIC*** I had instructions in PICTURE form in front of me! WOOT! Let’s Begin!
My Paper Snowflake Craft Experience
Okay so the folding part was slightly confusing for me too. But after you do it a few time then it’s something you will never forget…well…until next year at least. The second time you fold it in half it’s just so you can get the center fold mark. That is where the point will be as you do your next two folds.
I wasn’t entirely certain where I was suppose to cut but I think the point is just to cut off the winged section so you have a smooth and symmetrical outer snowflake.
Drawing the design on is not necessary and was really only done for visual purposes. Basically the idea is to cut shapes out of the edges of the paper. This part was great for reinforcing shapes with my 3 year old.
If you have young children- cutting these themselves is not logical. The paper is way too thick. I suggest you fold it for them- hand to them and let them draw or tell you the shapes they want.
Don’t be greedy!
Please let your kids open the snowflakes! I know it is tempting. I nearly shoved my 5 year old down so I could be the one to display the miracle of this great craft– but I was able to restrain myself. Please don’t give into the temptation!
We have found yet another Pin-Proved-It!