Can you imagine a way to make a 3D snowflake out of paper? Look no further than our 3D paper snowflakes. All you need to get started is paper and scissors! Grab our free printable 3D snowflake template below and follow the step by step instructions for a fun indoor winter craft for home or in the classroom.
HOW TO MAKE 3D PAPER SNOWFLAKES
HOW ARE SNOWFLAKES FORMED?
The structure of a snowflake can be found in just 6 water molecules that form a crystal. That means that snowflakes have 6 sides or 6 points to them.
The crystal begins with a tiny speck of dust or pollen which catches water vapor out of the air and eventually forms the simplest of snowflake shapes, a tiny hexagon called “diamond dust”. Then randomness takes over! See these snowflake videos!
More water molecules land and attach to the flake. Depending on the temperature and humidity, those simple hexagons give rise to seemingly infinite shapes. How amazing is that!
Create your own 6 sided 3D snowflake out of paper with our printable snowflake template below. It looks complicated but it is a lot easier than you think!
HOW TO MAKE A 3D PAPER SNOWFLAKE
- 3D Snowflake template
- String for hanging
STEP 1: Print out the 3D snowflake template.
STEP 2: Cut out each square in the snowflake template.
STEP 3: Begin folding the first square. Fold along the dotted lines so you end up with a small triangle with the straight lines facing up.
STEP 4: Now cut along the straight lines, being careful not to cut all the way through.
STEP 5: Unfold your square.
STEP 6: Lift the smallest center pieces and tape them together in a tube. (see photos).
STEP 7: Turn the paper over and do the same thing with the next set of pieces. Tape.
STEP 8: Turn the paper over again and repeat until all pieces are attached. Now you have one section of your snowflake!
STEP 9: Do the same steps for all six sides of your snowflake.
STEP 10: When all sides are complete, tape or staple the together to form one large snowflake! Add string and hang from a window or even on a Christmas tree!
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MORE FUN SNOWFLAKE ACTIVITIES
Here’s some more fun ideas for snowflake crafts and art projects for kids.
- Make a popsicle stick snowflake ornament.
- Learn how to draw a snowflake step by step.
- Use tape resist technique for simple preschool snowflake art.
- Create coffee filter snowflakes.
- Make this snow globe craft or even a DIY snow globe for kids.
- Snowflake coloring pages.
- Enjoy mindful art with a snowflake zentangle.
- Learn how to make a snowflake with these printable snowflake templates.
MAKE A PAPER 3D SNOWFLAKE
Click on the image below or on the link for more fun snowflake activities for kids.