How to Make Snowflake Paper Ornaments

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Making snowflake paper ornaments have been a Christmas activity in our home for a few years.  This year we drew our inspiration from our new book which we want to share with you as part of 10 Days of a Kid Made Christmas!

Snowflake in My Pocket is a lovely tale by Rachel Bright, about best friends called Squirrel and Bear.  Bear is ill and Squirrel tries to bring him some silvery, white snowflakes by putting them in his pocket!  The magic of this book is enhanced by the beautiful paper cut illustrations by Yu Rong.  We wanted to make some of the wonderful snowflakes inspired by the images and the story of this book.

Snowflake in My Pocket is a lovely tale by Rachel Bright, about best friends called Squirrel and Bear.  Bear is ill and Squirrel tries to bring him some silvery, white snowflakes by putting them in his pocket!  The magic of this book is enhanced by the beautiful paper cut illustrations by Yu Rong.  We wanted to make some of the wonderful snowflakes inspired by the images and the story of this book.

Materials and Equipment You Will Need

For this craft you will need:

Scissors   white or silver paper  sticky tape  string    glitter or glitter glue

How To Make Paper Snowflakes

  1. Fold the paper over about 1 cm from the top.  Flip the paper over and repeat until you get to the bottom of the paper.  The paper should now look like a paper fan or a concertina.
  2. Find the centre of the folded paper and fold in half.
  3. Repeat the above with another piece of paper.
  4. Snip the ends of the folded paper to make points.
  5. Carefully cut out different shapes along the edge of each paper concertina.  Try not to snip too close to the opposite edge or you snowflake may fall apart.
  6. Stick the edge of paper to the opposite edge with sticky tape.  Turn the paper over and fan out, do this with the other sheet of paper and then stick these both together to make one snowflake.
  7. Add some glitter glue to make it look even more frosty.
  8. Secure a hanging length of string to the snowflake and hang up on the ceiling or on the tree!

Another Way to Make a Snowflake

  1. Fold a sheet of square paper in half, then fold in half again.
  2. Then take one corner and fold over into the opposite corner until you have a triangle shape.
  3. Cut points and shapes out of the triangle, make sure that you do not over cut the edges.
  4. Unfold and add glitter to your snowflake.
  5. add some string and hang up on the tree or at the window.

As you can see we have made a variety of different snowflakes of different sizes and patterns.  Older kids could try more intricate designs and younger kids love being able to create beautiful snowflakes with simple cut out shapes.

10 Days of a Kid Made Christmas

This article was originally posted in 2018 as part of the 10 Days of a Kid Made Christmas hosted by Mama Miss.  The aim of the series is to bring together different kid made ornaments inspired by books.

This has been updated for you this festive season!

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