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Easy 3D Paper Snowflakes (Video)

These Easy 3D Paper Snowflakes are so much fun to make not only for kids but adults enjoy them as well.

Keyword: 3D paper snowflake, crafts for kids, snowflake craft, winter crafts
Servings: 3 snowflakes
Author: Valya of The Farm Girl Blog
Supplies You'll Need to Make the 3D Paper Snowflake
  • 8 - white copy paper or construction paper
  • 1 - scissors
  • 1 - glue stick
  • 1 - tape
  • 1 - hole puncher
  • 3 - ornament strings
Folding the 3D Snowflake Instructions
  1. You will need 6 pieces of paper for a 22-inch diameter snowflake.

  2. Fold and cut a square from the 8.5 x 11-inch sheet of paper. Then fold the square into a triangle by folding in half once and then fold the formed triangle in half again to form a smaller triangle.

Cutting out the 3D Snowflake Instructions
  1. Cut four slits in the triangle starting at the hypotenuse edge. Make sure the folded edge remains uncut. Keep about the same distance between each cut.

How to make the 3D Paper Snowflake Petals
  1. Unfold the cut into a strip triangle. Smear some glue on one edge of the small square. Fold one of the top corners of the paper strip over until the edges line up. Press and hold for the glue to dry out a bit.
  2. Then flip the snowflake petal over and repeat the same steps by placing

  3. Continue turning the paper snowflake pedal and joining the paper strips together on the opposite sides in the same process until all paper strips have been joined.

  4. Repeat the same steps with remaining 5 pieces of paper.
3D Paper Snowflake Assembling Instructions
  1. Glue together one pedal at a time and allow a few seconds for the glue to dry by keeping glued paper pinched together. I prefer using glue instead of stapler and tape because the snowflake looks more real with outshining tape and visible staples.

  2. Continue by repeating the same instructions attaching snowflake petal to petal.

How to Attach an Ornament String onto Snowflake
  1. Attache a small amount of tape onto the tip of any snowflake petal. Punch a hole and tie the ornament string.

Recipe Notes

You can make 13" and 8" snowflakes in diameter as well. See video for details.