Making Stuff: 3D Paper Snowflakes

by This is Carrie on December 19, 2011

It was my nine year old daughter who taught me how to make 3D Paper Snowflakes this year. We are having fun experimenting with all sorts of paper. Next up? Foam “paper” for an outdoor, weatherproof version to hang on the house!

Want to learn how to make them and don’t have a crafty nine year old around to teach your? I found this tutorial you can use.



jonita mortensen December 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm

These are so pretty! I want to learn how to make them.

Susan C December 20, 2011 at 6:06 am

They are so pretty!

The Lefty December 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

These are great. In german blogs they are all over the place.
See my snowflake made of an old newspaper:

Holly U December 22, 2011 at 6:56 am

Wow, these are sharp! My son and I made Finnish paper stars this year, with okay results. I’d love to try another approach (especially if they’re easy enough for a 9 yo!)

maggi December 22, 2011 at 8:02 am

Thank you for posting this. Last weekend, my boyfriend, his son and I spent hours trying to figure out how to fold paper, cut it correctly and make it a snowflake. These snowflakes are just so much cooler than the ones we were coming up with. I’ve been making these all week and hanging them from the ceiling.

Rosa Maria December 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

Is there any special paper to do these?

Henriette Reply:

No, you can use any paper you like. I made one of an old newspaper and it’s really great:

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February 13, 2013 at 6:27 am

I am 16 and i learned how to make these 2 years ago. They are so easy i can make one in 5 min. at first it took me 30 to 45 min. now I can do it in a matter of mins. I even tought my brother how to make them

janice December 7, 2013 at 1:35 pm

i cant find a pattern or tutorial anywhere for these snowflakes! :(

Julia Reply:

Here is a great link :) They can be made any size really… just depends on your squares.

Hope this helps Janice! :)

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