Let's make a snowflake!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Isn't it amazing that snowflakes always have six sides, and no two snowflakes are ever exactly the same? I've always been fascinated with snowflakes and is totally in awe of the process whereby they are formed.

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.

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11 comments :

  1. That's a really pretty snowflake! I shall print out and make one with Dana :)

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  2. thanks! maybe i can make a few for my xmas tree.

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    1. Yeah!! I will see on the 15th! Haha!!

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  3. Wah so easy ah?! I shd try this for our Xmas party! :)

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    1. Mad... use glitter paper. So pretty!

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  4. Oh wow did you really drew the pattern yourself? That's awesome! I love snowflakes pattern and have been wanted to make one as my crafty little things but never sure how I am going to draw that. Or maybe I am just too lazy to find out ha ha.. Thanks for this post!

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    1. Thanks, Rina! I love snowflakes too... so pretty, and each one is unique! I've even gone as far as to draw some on the nails! Hahaha!!

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  5. WOW! Got printable! Going to make some with the boy when we are back! :)

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    1. I'm sure your cutting skills will be MUCH better than mine, going by your craft posts... ;) Look forward to it!

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  6. This looks so pretty! Love the effect on that last photo too! Hee. You know what I did snowflakes before too but for some reason mine only had five sides and I realised it after. Wahaha. Decided they would be unique that way. Gonna try this for xmas if I can! Thanks for inspiring and linking up!

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