How to Make a 3D Snowflake

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Step up your holiday decorating with this DIY 3D snowflake! It’s affordable, easy, and only requires 3 supplies: paper, tape, and scissors. Enjoy!

First, gather your supplies. All you need is 6 pieces of paper, scissors, and tape.

Cut each paper into a square. To do this, fold one corner diagonally so that it lines up with the top of the paper. It should create a triangle shape. Cut the extra rectangular edge off, and you have a square!

Keep the square folded so that it looks like a triangle. Make sure you place the triangle with the fold closest to you and the top of the triangle away from you so that these instructions apply. Fold the left corner of the triangle across to the right corner, so that you create a smaller triangle. Draw three small lines equal distance from each other on the bottom of the triangle when it’s in this position:

Grab your scissors because it’s time to start cutting! Here’s where it gets tricky. Use the small lines on side B as a marker to start cutting, and cut toward side A. When you’re done, it will look something like this:

Unfold the triangle so that it looks like a diamond. Starting in the center, fold the two innermost flaps toward each other so that they form a tube, and tape them together like this:

Flip the snowflake over, and repeat with the next innermost flaps. The tubes will get larger and larger as you go. Continue to alternate until there are four tubes. Your snowflake should now look like this:

Repeat with the other five pieces of paper so that you have six total rolled pieces. Now all you have to do is connect the pieces together! To do this, use tape or a stapler to connect the edges one by one. Make sure that all the pieces are facing the same way. Add some tape or staple each snowflake arm to its neighbor so that the snowflake will stay together.

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