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How To Make Snowflakes



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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7 comments:

  1. What a meaningful thing for our children to do for other children.

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  2. Just found your post! Absolutely lovely. We will be participating in this cause as well. <3

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  3. I saw another group wanted to do 26 to remember the 26. I'm trying to think what 26 things we'll be doing, but I like that idea as well.

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  4. I love this idea, Phyllis! Thank you for sharing it...I think we'll be cutting some snowflakes soon :)

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  5. Very beautiful idea. So sad about these innocent people losing their lives to a crazy person.

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  6. Beautiful, simple gift for the children. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial! We just learned about this yesterday, so we are anxious to get started!

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