When you need a project for a cold wet winter day, this is a great family activity you can get the kids involved with. You don't need many supplies to make these gorgeous hanging snowflake decorations. Rinea paper foils fold and crease wonderfully and easily hold their shape. Try alternating colors of foil for a fun twist. Then display the finished snowflakes hanging in the window for an elegant Winter accent.
Crafters Glossy Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 15 cm x 25 cm (Silver)
Crafters Embossed Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 23 cm x 33 cm (Blue & Lt. Blue)
Other Supplies: scissors, ruler, double sided tape, needle, thread
1. Trim six paper foil squares 4x4". Six squares are needed to complete each snowflake.
(TIP: To form a square, fold a rectangle into a triangle by taking a corner and folding at a diagonal. Trim the overhanging paper outside the triangle. Have fun experimenting with different color paper foils in different sizes to create your hanging dimensional snowflakes.)
Paper foil square dimensions: Large 4x4" - finished size 10"
Medium 3x3" - finished size 7.25"
Small 2x2" - finished size 4.5"
2. Fold the square in half to form a triangle. Next, fold it in half again to form a triangle. With the creased side closest to you, cut 3 straight slits parallel to the longest side. Start cutting at the creased edge and stop cutting 1/4" from the edge.
(TIP: The larger the square of paper foil that is cut, the easier it is to assemble the snowflakes. To avoid frustration & disappointment don't begin with a small 2" square.)
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