Make simple snowflakes from paper. You can tape these snowflakes to a window for a winter decoration or paste them onto folded construction paper for a winter card.
- White paper
- For a card: A piece of colored construction paper and glue
- Optional – A protractor
- Optional – Glitter or glitter glue
Real snowflakes all have six sides, so the first part of this project involves folding a piece of paper into sixths.
First fold a piece of paper in half.
Fold over one side, then the other, to make two 60 degree folds. You can do this by eye, or you can use a protractor. This is a good exercise in geometry and measuring angles.
Cut off the edges of the paper in an arc - this makes a circle (if you were to unfold the paper).
Cut a lot of the paper away.
Unfold your snowflake carefully.
Optional: Decorate your snowflake with glitter or glitter glue.
Glue your snowflake onto a folded piece of construction paper for a great winter card.