Bringing the Snow Inside

by Marie on January 4, 2008

Here is a classic and fun way to enjoy the snow inside your house too. Or if you live in a warmer climate, you can still act like it’s winter where ever you are.

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Paper snowflakes are fun to make, you never know how they will turn out when you open them up. Really you can fold and cut them anyway you want. I always start with a square piece of paper, as that will make them the most symmetrical. The biggest trick is to not cut all of the fold marks off, or you will end up with 4 separate pieces. You will need to show your kids what the fold is and even practice a few times. You can even show them what it would look like if you did cut it wrong. Opps!

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For the paper to be a 6-point snowflake, start with a square piece of paper. Then fold it into thirds. Then make your decorating cuts.

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For the paper to be a 4-point snowflake, I still start with a square piece of paper. Then you can fold it any way and make your cuts.

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The kids loved helping and Matt’s turned out great. Lucy did the coloring for us, as I am not ready for her to use scissors.

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More websites with great directions on making paper Snowflakes:

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