Andrew made these in art class the other day and on a boring day off at home, made some more. I was so surprised by the end result, after I saw him hard at work. So simple and pretty.
He agreed to do a little tutorial for me.
You need six square sheets of white paper and a glue stick and scissors, and something to draw a straight line with. We used some wooden popsicle sticks, but there are these things called rulers that work well also, if you can find one laying around. 🙂
Corner to corner and then again, fold the square sheet so it looks like this.
Draw lines with a pencil that look like this. You want to start your line on the open side, not the folded size, and don’t draw all the way to the end.
Cut on the lines.
When you unfold the paper it will look like this.
Now pick up the two littlest center triangles and glue their ends together with your glue stick. (You might have to count to 50 while you pinch the ends and the glue dries.)
Now FLIP the snowflake over. You are working on the “back” side of the paper now. Glue the next tips of the next triangle together.
Keep going, flipping over each time, till all the ends of the triangles are glued.
Repeat with five more pieces of paper till you have six more. Glue them all together by one end like this:
Let it snow!