Follow these simple steps for how to make paper snowflakes and you'll have a flurry of elegant DIY decorations. 

By Marla Christiansen
December 10, 2018

Paper snowflakes perfectly capture the magic of winter snowfalls, regardless of the weather outside. And learning how to make paper snowflakes is probably much easier than you think—just follow the simple steps outlined below (and watch the how-to video above) to make an elegant flurry of snowflakes around the house, or create a full storm of snow to decorate for a winter party. Luckily, you don't need professional-level craft skills or fancy supplies to learn how to make snowflakes out of paper: Just grab some ordinary printer paper and follow these basic steps to fold and snip your way to pretty DIY decorations.

Once you get the hang of it, get creative with your patterns and experiment with more intricate designs. From simple paper snowflake designs the kids can make themselves to elaborate creations, every paper snowflake is a little different, so you'll find a beautiful surprise when you unfold each one. 

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What You'll Need: 

  • 8 1/2-by-12-inch paper
  • Scissors 
  • Pencil 

Follow These Steps: 

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