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Paper Snowflakes

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Transform your living room into a winter wonderland with these 3-D paper snowflakes. All it takes is a little folding, a little cutting, and a little taping. Kids will love to see the different designs that appear when they open the folded paper.
Paper Snowflakes
What You’ll Need
  • Paper, white or colors
  • Tape
  • Stapler
  • Scissors
  • Glitter glue
  • String
What to Do

1. Tape two pieces of paper together to form a long sheet.

2. Starting at a short side of the paper, fold accordion pleats, like you would to make a fan.

3. Staple the folded paper in the middle.

4. Snip the two ends at an angle. Cut out small triangles along each side of the folded paper.

5. Spread the folds open until the ends meet and form a circle. Tape the ends together.

6. Decorate your snowflake with glitter glue.

7. Tape string to the snowflake and hang it up.

 

Extend the Fun

Younger kids: Talk about the similarities and differences between the snowflakes your child made and the snowflakes that fall from the sky. Both are white and have unique shapes, but one snowflake will melt indoors, and the other won’t. What other similarities and differences can your child think of?

Older kids: Ask your child to think of someone who could use a little cheering up this month. It might be an older relative who lives alone or a friend who’s feeling sick. Have your child make a set of paper snowflakes to give to this person. He can write a note, put them all in a box, and then you two can deliver the package in person.

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