Friday, December 14, 2012

Walking in a Winter Wonderland


Create a Blizzard's Worth of Snowflakes


When moisture condenses and freezes on a window, some say that Jack Frost has stopped by, leaving the lacy pattern as a souvenir. Grace your panes with paper snowflakes, attaching them with poster putty. Or make a wreath of snowflakes by sticking them one at a time to a wall with poster putty. Kids can happily occupy themselves cutting out dozens of paper snowflakes. Then adults can step in with thread and tape, and together you can watch your family's own gentle blizzard materialize.



1)Fold the Paper in Half

Start with a square piece of paper. Fold the paper in half diagonally to make a triangle.
 








2)Fold into Another Triangle

 Now, fold the triangle in half so the pointy corners meet.









 

3)Fold into Thirds

Fold your triangle into thirds.










4)Fold and Make Adjustments

 Fold into the shape as shown. You may need to adjust these folds a little to get the sides to match up, so don't crease the paper until the folds are just right.









5)Cut Across Bottom

Cut across the bottom of your paper so it is straight.










6)Cut Lines into Triangle

Cut the folded paper with variations of straight and curvy lines. Get creative with your snowflake designs by experimenting with different sizes and shapes of cutouts.

7)Unfold Paper

Gently unfold the paper to see your unique snowflake. Use poster putty to attach to windowpanes, or make a wreath of snowflakes by sticking them one at a time to a wall with poster putty. Then just sit back and enjoy your own personal winter wonderland.

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