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Decorating with Paper Snowflakes


Delight in one of the most beautiful snowfalls imaginable. Paper snowflakes hovering in midair are the answer to your children's wishes for a snowy day. Kids can happily occupy themselves cutting out dozens of paper snowflakes. Then adults can step in with thread and tape, and together you can watch your family's own gentle blizzard materialize.


  • Square white paper
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1


    Fold the paper in half diagonally to make a triangle.

  2. Step 2


    Now, fold the triangle in half so the pointy corners meet.

  3. Step 3


    Fold your triangle in thirds. You may need to adjust these folds a little to get the sides to match up, so don't crease the paper until the folds are just right.

  4. Step 4


    Cut across the bottom of your paper so it is straight.

  5. Step 5


    Cut your folded paper so it looks like the triangle above.

  6. Step 6


    Then unfold it gently. Don't worry if your snowflake isn't exact: No two snowflakes are ever alike.

Martha Stewart Kids, Volume 6 2002

Reviews (12)

  • DebraCC 16 Dec, 2009

    go to they have thousnads of printable templates from easy to expert its alot of fun. this is the sebsite my grandkids and I use

  • Arlequingirlmusggo 8 Dec, 2008

    I don't understand estep 4
    Can some one help me please =S?

  • Arlequingirlmusggo 8 Dec, 2008

    I don't understand estep 4
    Can some one help me please =S?

  • Arlequingirlmusggo 8 Dec, 2008

    I don't understand estep 4
    Can some one help me please =S?

  • maria_fernanda 11 Jun, 2008

    Muy lindo y fn n n n cil, Gracias!

    Maria Fernanda

  • sgillooly 13 Jan, 2008

    This has become a tradition in our house. They make the most BEA-utiful snowflakes. We go snowflake crazy with this. thanks Martha!

  • kaeci 11 Jan, 2008

    This is a neat project. The wreath is neat. It would be pretty to use watercolors to give the snowflakes a different look. You could paint the paper then let it dry before cutting out the snowflakes or paint the snowflakes after they are made.

  • NikkiO 7 Jan, 2008

    Put small snow flakes inside your lamp shade like Martha does with the bats at Halloween! It lloks so cute!

  • edieknits 7 Jan, 2008

    TO Martha

  • DebsSweet 3 Jan, 2008

    Love the wreath! I'm going to do this! Thanks

  • casmo 3 Jan, 2008

    This is a beautiful projects for children and adults

  • farie 9 Nov, 2007

    It was really simple and the results are a beautiful decorative festive piece that will spruce up the room and put everyone in the mood for the holidays.