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How to make the perfect paper snowflake, in 45 seconds

Spreading holiday cheer is a cinch with our 6 quick and easy paper snowflake steps.

By Today's Parent

How to make the perfect paper snowflake, in 45 seconds

No-fail DIY snowflakes in 45 seconds

Take a piece of paper and fold down one corner to make a right triangle. (Thin paper works best.) Trim off excess. 

How to make the perfect paper snowflake, in 45 secondsIllustration: Alex Mathers

Fold in half and then open up to the original triangle. Using that crease as a guide, fold your triangle into thirds. 

 

How to make the perfect paper snowflake, in 45 secondsIllustration: Alex Mathers

Fold this shape in half. 

How to make the perfect paper snowflake, in 45 secondsIllustration: Alex Mathers

The fun begins: Cut a shape from the bottom of the triangle. This will be the snowflake’s outside edge. 

How to make the perfect paper snowflake, in 45 secondsIllustration: Alex Mathers

Cut some notches, triangles and random shapes from the two sides. Then carefully unfold your snowflake.

How to make the perfect paper snowflake, in 45 secondsIllustration: Alex Mathers

Make a few more—they look fantastic strung in rows on fishing line.

How to make the perfect paper snowflake, in 45 secondsIllustration: Alex Mathers

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This article was originally published on Nov 16, 2015
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