Final Friday ~ Winter Break Begins!

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.

Kids' Instructions: How to Make Paper Snowflakes
A few quick snips with the tip of your scissors is all it takes to create a beautiful, six-pointed snowflake. Start with a square piece of paper -- if you don't know how to make one, ask a grownup to help you.

Step 1: Fold the paper in half diagonally to make a triangle.

Step 2: Now, fold the triangle in half so the pointy corners meet.

Steps 3 and 4: 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.

Step 5: Cut across the bottom of your paper so it is straight.

Cutting Snowflakes: Cut your folded paper so it looks like the triangle above. Then unfold it gently. Don't worry if your snowflake isn't exact: No two snowflakes are ever alike.

Today I'm expecting the students to bounce of the walls with excitement for their last day of school. In this event, I'm planning a lesson about snowflakes! The students will make cards with hand-cut snowflakes, have their turn at playing the accordion, and watch the Nutcracker! It should be a fun day, hopefully no crying, or scissor accidents ;)

Martha Stewart has a nice layout of paper snowflakes on her website, but there are literally hundreds of sites you can get templates from, or the kids can just be creative and wing it!

1 comment:

  1. I used to love making those when I was little! Perhaps I should give it another try now that I'm big...