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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: HOW TO MAKE 3D PAPER SNOWFLAKES!

Friday, December 12, 2014

HOW TO MAKE 3D PAPER SNOWFLAKES!

This comes from www.wikihow.com .  These are really a neat looking idea to hang on your tree or at your annual holiday Christmas party.  Make alot or a little.



Make a 3D Paper Snowflake


This is a little more complicated than a two-dimensional paper snowflake, but it looks beautiful and is a suitable craft for children adept with scissors and patient in making crafts. It will produce a 6-armed three-dimensional snowflake decoration that makes a perfect tree decoration or window-hanger.
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Steps


Assemble the materials.
 Assemble the materials.

Assemble the materials. You can See the "Things You'll Need", are at the bottom of the page.
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  1. Fold each of the 6 pieces of paper in half, diagonally. If the paper you're using doesn't make a perfect triangle, cut off the rectangular edge that sticks out and make it align perfectly.
  2. Cut 3 lines on each side of the triangle from the folded edge (as per video), making sure not to cut through the unfolded paper edges.
     Cut 3 lines on each side of the triangle from the folded edge (as per video), making sure not to cut through the unfolded paper edges.
    Cut 3 lines on each side of the triangle from the folded edge (as per video), making sure not to cut through the unfolded paper edges. The cut lines should be parallel to one another each side and come close to meeting in the middle but not touch; leave a small space between them. To make this easier, you can fold the triangle in half. This way you'll cut both sides at once, making a symmetrical snowflake. This might be or not suitable for thicker paper, since the number of layers makes it difficult to cut through.
  3. Unfold your paper and turn it so that the diamond shape is facing you for working with.
     Unfold your paper and turn it so that the diamond shape is facing you for working with.
    Unfold your paper and turn it so that the diamond shape is facing you for working with.
  4. Still keeping your paper diamond side-up, roll the first two innermost paper lines together to form a tube.
     Still keeping your paper diamond side-up, roll the first two innermost paper lines together to form a tube.
    Still keeping your paper diamond side-up, roll the first two innermost paper lines together to form a tube. Tape these two pieces together. You should see triangle shapes on each side of the roll.
  5. Turn the diamond over to the other side.
     Turn the diamond over to the other side.
    Turn the diamond over to the other side. Take the next two paper lines and pull them together on the opposite side of the tube and tape together as before. This will be a more rounded shape and wider than the first tube.
  6. Keep turning the paper and joining the paper lines together on opposite side until all paper lines have been joined.
     Keep turning the paper and joining the paper lines together on opposite side until all paper lines have been joined.
    Keep turning the paper and joining the paper lines together on opposite side until all paper lines have been joined.
  7. Repeat steps 3 - 7 with the remaining 5 pieces of paper. You may also now cut the paper in mass.
  8. Join 3 of the completed rolled pieces together at one end and staple together using the other hand.
     Join 3 of the completed rolled pieces together at one end and staple together using the other hand.
    Join 3 of the completed rolled pieces together at one end and staple together using the other hand. Do the other 3 pieces the same way. Now you will have 2 pieces consisting of 3 strands or "arms" each.
  9. Staple the two new pieces together in the middle.
     Staple the two new pieces together in the middle.
    Staple the two new pieces together in the middle. You're almost done!

  10. Lastly, staple where each of the 6 arms meet.
     Lastly, staple where each of the 6 arms meet.
    Lastly, staple where each of the 6 arms meet. This ensures that the snowflake shape is pulled into place. See illustration at top for the finished snowflake.

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