Here in the tropics, I suppose the closest things you can get to a snowflake are those which are made of styrofoam, felt or craft paper and hung on fake Christmas trees to lend a festive feel.
Hey... look on the bright side - we can create a snowflake any time of the year!
Step 1: Cut a circle.
I don't have a measuring compass (do they even use that in schools any more?), so I decided to print a circle on a piece of paper and cut it out. I would strongly recommend that you use some pretty glitter paper.
Step 2: Fold the circle into half, then fold again into quarters, and then eighths.
Step 3: I then drew out a pattern free hand, making sure that the design on either sides correspond to each other. It doesn't have to be totally perfect, but of course, you can choose to follow a designer template.
Step 4: Cut out the pattern.
|As you can tell, my cutting skills aren't that great.|
Step 5: Open up the folds... and admire your snowflake!!
|It's quite pretty, don't you think?|
Just in case you're hard pressed to think of a pattern, I've drawn up some for you to use. Please click the image below to download.
So... the countdown begins.