How to Make Paper Snowflakes
My artist friend, Howard, (who is an elementary school art teacher) showed us just the other night a great way to make beautiful snowflakes, and so now I am going to pass this on to you.
If your paper isn't already square, fold your paper into a triangle, which will leave a strip along the side.
Cut that strip off. If your paper is already square, also fold it into a triangle, but you will skip this step then.
Fold that in half to make another triangle.
Now fold this into thirds...
which will leave some "fox ears" showing at the top.
Cut off the "fox ears" by cutting straight across.
Now, here is the creative step. Remember anything you cut out of the point will be in the center of your snowflake. Also, a good rule for young ones to remember is if they cut in on one side, be sure to come back out that same side. It prevents accidently cutting your snowflake so that it falls apart.
Once you are satisfied with your cut-outs, carefully unfold your snowflake.
Each one is unique.
Please feel free to leave in the comments if you know of any other ways to show support to those suffering in the town of Newton.
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