The other day one of my kids brought a paper snowflake from school. They learned how to make these at school in one of their art classes.Then I remembered making these as kid myself. We used to make a bunch of these and glue them to a string to make a garland/bunting to decorate the house.
Once I saw those paper snowflakes, I wanted to make some myself. This time, when I made a snowflake, I used it to top a gift.
Just by folding and cutting in different ways, you can make so many different designs. The more you fold the paper and then cut, the more intricate the designs you can create.
I will show how I made this design.
- Take a square piece of paper. And fold in half diagonally.
- And then fold it again.
- And again
- Now, I drew a design on the folded paper and cut it out, like the picture below. You can keep going on folding if you want. The more folds you make the more intricate the design is when you open out the paper at the end. I could not fold anymore as my folded paper got quiet thick to be cut using my scissor.
- After you cut out the design, you can open out the folded paper carefully, to reveal the design you cut out.
Here is another design I made.
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