Snowstorm Crafts – 6-Point Snowflake Tutorial With Free Printable

 
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Did you know that all snowflakes in nature have 6 points?

Me neither.

Why, you ask?  Have we examined all snowflakes?  Well no, we haven’t, but the answer lies in hydrogen bonding.

 

Take a look at just how snowflakes are made!
 

 
 
Since we we were planning on a snowstorm this weekend, I thought it would be fun to make some 6-point snowflakes during school to decorate our windows!  I really like this craft for two reasons.

 

1.  I could do it :).  I am craft challenged.

2.  Just like no two snowflakes are the same, neither are our crafts.  It really leaves a lot open to imagination and experimentation.

Here is how we created our 6-point snowflakes.

 

1.  Take a 8.5 X 11 piece of printer paper and make a square.  There is an easy way to create a perfect square.  Just fold it over, and make sure the sides line up.
 
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Then, cut off the excess paper.

 

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If you open the paper, you will see, it’s a perfect square!  It’s a great way to make square manipulatives as well!!!  🙂

 

2.  Fold the triangle into a smaller triangle, but folding the paper in half one more time – making sure the ends line up as evenly as possible.

 

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3.  Fold the triangle into 3rds.  This part can be a bit tricky.  Do the best that you can.  Make sure to fold the side that is open first.  The points should be crossing.

 

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The first picture is how it should look after you fold it.  Then you flip it upside down, so the points are facing up – as I have demonstrated in the picture.
 
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4.  Cut down at an angle.  I have demonstrated by drawing a picture and then cutting along the line.

 

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5.  Throw away the top piece.  The bottom piece is what you want.

 

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6.  Cut your design in your snowflake.  Create whatever you want, just don’t cut from one side to the other – or else you will destroy your snowflake.

 

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7.  Then carefully open it up, and Voila!  Tape to the window!

 

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Feel free to print out these instructions for FREE 6-point snowflake tutorial printable.

 
 

Did you make this craft?  I would love to know how it goes!  Tell me in the comments section.
 

Lisa
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  1. I suck at making snowflakes, going to try this video with my son. fingers crossed it works.
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