3D snowflake

3D snowflake

3D snowflake

How to make a 3D paper snowflake in 7 easy steps!

You’ll need

  • square pieces of paper in colour and size of your choice (we used white A4 cut into a square)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • stapler

To make

  1. Fold paper diagonally and then diagonally again. Holding the longest side of the triangle in one hand, cut three parallel slits into the folded edge of the paper.
  2. Open the paper out so that one of the points faces you, and it looks like a diamond shape.
  3. Fold the inner triangles over each other to make a tube and glue in place.
  4. Flip the paper over, and repeat step 3, folding the next two sections over to form a tube. Glue in place. Flip the paper, and repeat until you have stuck all the ‘tubes’ together.
  5. Repeat this with 5 more squares to make 6 3D shapes.
  6. Holding 3 of the shapes at the bottom points, staple them together. Repeat with the other 3 shapes. Staple the 2 sections together in the middle.
  7. Glue the ‘arms’ where they touch each other.


Magazine issue date: December, 2017