Maya’s Christmas Snowflake

Maya came home from school with a new craft she had learnt!
A very pretty paper cut snowflake!

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Arn't they lovely?
Here's how to make them..
Take an A4 piece of paper and fold it in half..

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…then in half again..

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Cut each piece to this size – you need five pieces altogether..

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For each piece, fold the corner up to meet the side like so..

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….and then cut off the rectangle shaped piece so that you have a perfect square shape. Do this to all five pieces.

Next draw a line down the centre of the triangular piece…

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Cut along the triangle up to the middle on both sides, making sure NOT to cut all the way to the end….like so….

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…and fold out so it looks like this…

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Again, do this to all five pieces.

Next, take the two inner pieces of paper, and tape them to meet in the middle (I put a pencil in between to make it easier)…

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Then slide out the pencil so it looks like this….

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Do the same to the next inner pieces (without the pencil), but tape them to meet on the other side..

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And the next two inner pieces to meet in the middle with tape, facing the former side…

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And the last to pieces to be meet in the middle with tape, facing the opposite side….

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Again, do this to all five pieces…

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Now it’s just to tape (or glue) these five pieces in to a star shape, and to hang it up…

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Of course, it would be easier to quite simply cut five equal square shapes instead of following the first few steps above, and it probably would look prettier without a line drawn down it – but this is how Maya learnt it in school, and this is how she wanted me to show you how to do it!
It looks more complicated than it is – and it’s they’re just so pretty – I just hope you can follow the instructions without too much difficulty! πŸ˜‰

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2 thoughts on “Maya’s Christmas Snowflake

  1. Oh Maya thank you for sharing your beautiful stars and how to make them! I am going to make some of my very own this very afternoon!!! I love these so, so much. xoxoxox

  2. Pam – I thought of you when I posted this! I just knew you would love them! I hope you’ve had time to try them – they’re so much easier than they look and really don’t take much time once you know how! πŸ˜‰ Have fun! X

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