3D Paper Snowflake – All Steps

[collage]

[infobox]
[tool]scissors[/tool]
[tool]ruler[/tool]
[tool]pencil[/tool]
[tool]stapler[/tool]
[tool]eraser[/tool]
[supply]3 sheets of A4 paper [/supply]
[supply]wood glue[/supply]
[/infobox]

Supplies

[step=”full”]

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

Step 1
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

Fold all squares diagonally.

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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.

Step #
Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #
Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

Erase all guiding lines.

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #
Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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).

Step #
Step #
Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

Flip the whole thing to the other side.

Step #

[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #

[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #

[/step]

[step=”full”]

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.

Step #
Step #
Step #
Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

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

Step #
[/step]

[step=”full”]

You’ve made it!

Step #

[/step]

Karina with 3D Paper Snowflake

Small part of snowflakes made by our beloved fans :)

3d-paper-snowflake-fans013d-paper-snowflake-fans023d-paper-snowflake-fans033d-paper-snowflake-fans043d-paper-snowflake-fans053d-paper-snowflake-fans063d-paper-snowflake-fans073d-paper-snowflake-fans083d-paper-snowflake-fans093d-paper-snowflake-fans103d-paper-snowflake-fans113d-paper-snowflake-fans12

3d-paper-snowflake-fans13