I loved making these as a child! They are so simple, and can be made from any scraps of paper you have lying around!
Try making lots of different sizes to pop up at the window, each one slightly different for a cheap and quick Christmas DIY!
All you need is paper, scissors and some tape.
Start with a square, it can be any size you like. I found I can make one big snow flake and two smaller ones from a sheet of A4 paper, but if you've got a sheet of newspaper or other paper you might be able to get more out of it.
Start by folding your square in half, along the pink dotted line, on the diagonal.
Like this, you will then have a triangle shaped piece of paper, with the fold at the bottom.
Then fold your triangle in half again, making an upside down triangle.
And again, just fold it in half, making sure to press the seam each time to get it to lay flat.
Now the fun begins! I like to cut each snowflake out freehand, but you can draw your design onto it if you prefer. I've shown you roughly where I cut with the pink line.
Remember to keep sections of the folded edge uncut, otherwise you will end up with lots of quarters of a snowflake! Here is my finished unfolded snowflake.
Experiment with different shapes to see what you prefer. (I quite like the seaweed shaped ones!)
Now you can begin to carefully unfold your snowflake! You will be able to slowly see your snowflake take shape.
More of your snowflake will appear!
Once it's completely unfolded you will be able to see your finished design! Tape it to the window and sit back to admire it! (Then make a flurry more of them!)
For more boxy snowflakes make your cuts quite sharp rather than curvy.
Below are images of my finished snow flakes, and the unfolded version in the corner.
Below is an image of the unfolded snowflakes I used.
I would love to see your finished snow flakes! Send me an email at email@example.com