3D Paper Snowflake – All Steps

Paper winter decoration
Winter is coming (there's no doubt about that;)) so we thought you might need some new projects related to this season ;) That’s why I’m happy to bring you easy and pretty quick idea for a winter decoration. We decided to make our version of the project, and, as always, we added something new to it and improved it a bit ;)

3D paper snowflake can simply be a winter-time decor, but if you use red paper sheets, it will resemble Christmas flower. We used double-sided paper (white/silver) to make it more snowflake-like, and I think it was a good choice - these two colors make it look even more three-dimensional. You can mount your 3D Paper Snowflake on your door instead of Christmas wreath, hang it over a dining room table or in a window.

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What you need:

Tools:

  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • stapler
  • eraser

Supplies / ingredients:

  • 3 sheets of A4 paper
  • wood glue
Supplies
1

Take 3 sheets of A4 paper. Fold them in half (try to be precise) and then unfold.

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Cut the sheets along the line of folding. You’ll get six smaller sheets of paper in total.

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Now, fold the paper as shown below. On each stage, do the same with all sheets – it’s faster to do it this way.

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Cut off the rectangular piece of paper to get a perfect square ;)

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Fold all squares diagonally.

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Measure off 3 segments (each is 2 cm/0.8 inch long) on the longer edge of the triangle. Start from left corner.

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Now, fold you triangle into a smaller one, with the measured segments side facing you.

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Draw cutting lines parallel to the diagonal edge of the triangle (use marked points).

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Mark a point in 1cm/ 0.4 inch distance from side edge of the triangle. Draw a guiding line parallel to this side of the triangle.

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Make diagonal cuts along your guiding lines. Cut only to the distance line.

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Erase all guiding lines.

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Are you done with cutting? Let’s go back to the square! Unfold your triangle twice.

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Time for rolling! Take two innermost paper points together to form a tube. Stick them together with a glue (put a little bit only on the corners).

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Flip the whole thing to the other side.

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Take the next two paper points and pull them on the opposite side of the first tube. Stick them with the glue as before.

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Repeat the procedure with flipping the paper and joining the paper points together on opposite sides until all paper points have been joined.

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Yay! One of your six basic pieces is ready. Repeat all the steps with the other triangles.

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Now, after you’ve prepared five other pieces, join three of them together at the top with a glue. You’ll get two, three-armed pieces.

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It’s time to staple together previously joined two pieces.

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You’re almost done :) Now you just need to staple together every pair of arms.

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You’ve made it!

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Karina with 3D Paper Snowflake

Small part of snowflakes made by our beloved fans :)

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7 thoughts on “3D Paper Snowflake – All Steps

  1. Dude McGuy says:

    Nvm I did it. I lost one of the “flakes” right when i finished and spent 15 minutes looking for it. I can’t find it so I have to make another one. It took like 30min for each… FML

  2. Gaba Banas says:

    Practice makes perfect! ;) Don’t panic and don’t lose anything more ;) then, in 30 minutes you will be able to do at least 6 such snowflakes ;) Cheers!

  3. Kim says:

    I did it with 6 and 7 year-olds. As long as they’re pretty good at cutting, they should be fine. Just help with the hot glue. if you choose to use it.

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