I love snow. One thing I miss the most about Colorado is the beautiful, snowy winters. Snow makes winter a little more magical for me.
Middle Tennessee occasionally gets snow, but this winter has been mild and rainy. So, until we get some snow, these fun and pretty snowflakes will help add a little winter magic to our home.
Sometimes referred to as papiersterne (German for paper star), these snowflakes can liven up any room in a house, but they would also be perfect decoration for a classroom or party. I chose to attach each of my paper stars to their own individual piece of string, but I think that stringing multiple stars on one piece of string like a garland would also look great.
- copy paper
- paper from a craft paper roll
- glue stick
- hole punch
- string or yarn
- ruler (optional)
To get started take a piece paper and fold it accordion style. Here are the three different sizes of paper I used to make my snowflakes. As you fold the paper, be as precise as you can. Use a ruler to help you make the folds accurate.
If you have excess paper on the final fold (or if the final fold is smaller than the other folds), trim it so that each fold is the same size. Then staple the folded paper in the center.
Next, draw your pattern for your snowflake. Then cut out the pattern. Trace the pattern on each end of the folded paper, and cut it out.
Here are the different patterns I used to make my snowflakes.
Next, glue opposite ends of the folded paper together on each side to form the snowflake.
Last, punch a hole in at the top of the snowflakes and tie a string through the hole.
Hang your snowflakes and enjoy your little bit of winter magic!