Children are fascinated with snow flakes and these square paper folded snow flakes are just beautiful and fun to make. Let me show you how to make paper snowflakes with kids. They will not stop at making just one.
I remember so clearly as a child making piles and piles of square and unique paper snowflakes. It was a great introduction to paper folding and something that would later develop into more complex origami ideas.
Perfect to make and display during a Winter season or do ‘just because it’s fun’, learn how to make paper snowflakes with kids because it’s an art and you might inspire them to try new paper folding ideas.
Recommended age: 5 years +
(Strict and active supervision is required at all times)
How to make paper snowflakes with kids
Begin with a square piece of paper.
Fold it in half to create a large triangle.
Fold it in half again to make a smaller triangle.
Cut a variety of shapes into the sides of the triangle.
Open up the cut triangle and you will have a square paper snowflake.
Of course making snow flakes is creative and the end results can vary to much according to what shapes have been removed during the making process. You can extend your child’s thinking and encourage them to –
- Make a snowflake with lots of ‘ice’?
- Make a snowflake with very little ‘ice’?
- Can you make a snowflake with letters or numbers?
The list goes on as to how your child can make and create new snowflakes designs. It’s lots of fun and something that child will not stop creating more and more of.
Do you remember making these as a child?
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