These aren’t old school snowflakes
Last weekend my 11 year old son asked if I wanted to watch the movie “Elf” and make some paper snowflakes. Well Duh….of course I wanted to! What I didn’t know was that he was about to blow my mind with some pretty impressive snowflake making skills! I was so impressed watching him I shared it on my Instagram stories. The next day I had so many messages asking for step by step instructions that Wyatt and I decided to make his first little DIY tutorial.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree people! 😉
What You’ll Need
It’s super easy to make!
- Cut a sheet of paper in half.
- Take one half and fold the top corner over into a triangle.
- Cut the extra paper off the bottom.
- Fold the triangle again to make an even smaller triangle.
- Turn the triangle so the open end faces up like the photo. I drew four lines to show how to make the cuts. Cut from the bottom up but DO NOT cut all the way to the top edge of the paper.
- Unfold the paper back into a square so all the cuts are visible.
- Start gluing the sections together by bringing in the corners. After the first two are glued together flip the paper over and glue the next section. Then flip and glue and flip and glue….
- Make 6 of these pieces.Once you’ve made all 6 pieces line 3 of them up in a row. Glue them together where the sides meet. Once the 3 sides are glued together start gluing the tails together so they gather into a point like the photo. The last step is to glue to the sections together at the middle. Now they are ready to hang! We just looped some clear fishing line through one end. So Easy!See why I was so excited when he showed me how to make them? I think they’re beautiful and can’t believe he was holding out on me! He said he learned how at school, which I think is great! We have been working on them all week long and after a suggestion from someone on Instagram I tried using brown paper. Love the way those look too!
I saw a few folded paper ornaments in the store recently and they were 8$ each…….no thank you! These 3D paper snowflakes cost just a few dollars to make and I love them even more than store bought. We had a lot of fun making them and best of all Wyatt was so proud he taught ME something new!