How to make a 3D Paper Snowflake

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With the popularity of the Disney movie Frozen, I think a 3D Paper Snowflake Tutorial is in order. They would make the perfect activity to do at a Frozen Themed Birthday party, or decoration to turn the party room into a frozen wonderland! I love spraying them with a little glitter spray paint after to give them some sparkle!

3D Paper Snowflake Tutorial

3D Paper Snowflake Supplies:
6 sheets of paper (normal copy paper will work fine), cut into identical size squares
Stapler
Clear Tape
Scissors/Paper Trimmer

STEP 1: CUT THE PAPER

You can make them in many sizes, you just have to start with a square piece of paper. For this tutorial I’ll be cutting 6 sheets of regular printer/copy paper into 8 1/2″ squares.

3D Paper Snowflake Tutorial

STEP 2: FOLD EACH PIECE

Fold each square diagonally from bottom right corner to top left corner to create a triangle. Fold corners again to make a smaller triangle. Repeat with each of the 5 remaining pieces.

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STEP 3: CUT EACH PIECE

Use scissors to cut from the side with the double folds toward the single fold of the triangle. Be sure to end your cut about 1/4″ from the edge. Repeat with each of the 5 remaining pieces.

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STEP 4: UNFOLD & TAPE ALTERNATING DIRECTIONS

Unfold the triangle and rotate so the uncut center line is vertical. Take the innermost cuts and bring them to the center – making a roll. Secure with a small piece of tape. Turn the paper over and roll the next paper cuts to the center in the opposite direction from the first ones and secure with a piece of tape. Last, turn the paper over again and take the remaining pieces and bring them to the center and secure with a small piece of tape. Repeat with each of the 5 remaining pieces.

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STEP 5: ARRANGE & STAPLE

Lay your six pieces out into a snowflake pattern. Pinch three of the centers together and secure with a staple. Pinch the remaining three centers together and secure with a staple. Then take the two halves and staple them together. Last, add a staple to the connection point in between each section.

3D Paper Snowflake Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

 

3D Paper Snowflake Tutorial - events to CELEBRATE!

 

These make the perfect decoration at a FROZEN THEMED PARTY! Need LOTS of ideas? I’ve got them for you HERE & HERE.

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11 thoughts on “How to make a 3D Paper Snowflake

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  2. Lina

    Dear Tia,
    I tried making 3-D Paper Snowflake Tutorial, But It was too hard and confusing… Can you please E-mail me back with some tips for the snowflake? I would be very thankful.

    From,
    Lina

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  6. Allison Paige

    How was this suppose to hang up? I have made one and it looks great but when i go to find a way to hang it, it does not look like a snow flake.. HELP me please..

    1. Tia Fowles Post author

      Allison-
      I loop some fishing line through one of the six arms and hang it that way. Or, I have punched a hole in the very tip of one – reinforcing the hole with tape so that it doesn’t rip and then I’ll loop the fishing line through that. Best of luck!

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