Back in December, Mick was traveling a bit for work and in order to make it work out with my own work schedule and CAM's school schedule, my parents took WHM for a week.
Around that time, it was all the rage at my own school for the students to make paper snowflakes.
What was cool about them was they weren't the folded-and-cut paper that make beautiful lace patterns -- these were three-dimensional!
Naturally, I had to have a student show me what to do, and one night CAM and I stayed up and made a whole bunch of them for the house.
We kept them up until St. Patrick's Day (I mean, it snowed in April here in Maine, so snowflakes were allowed!) and I kept telling myself I'd make a tutorial
It only took me 'til mid-August.
But I did it -- and here you go!
Keep in mind this example is just made with computer paper. It makes a giant snowflake (perfect for hanging in windows), but you could also make smaller ones for a tree, and certainly you could use prettier paper.
If you make these, let me know what you think!
|Be sure you don't go all the way across!|
Now, pinch together the two cut parts of the center ...
Tape them together ...
... and turn your square over and repeat with the next set.
Keep going ...
I used a stapler here and stapled the outsides to each other, but you could also use double-sided tape to make it prettier.
Aren't they pretty in a window?