Even if you don’t live in an area where it snows, you can add these lovely tissue paper snowflakes to your holiday decor. When our daughter was four years old, she made piles of lovely flakes and delightedly dropped them into the living room from our second story loft . . . to make it “snow.” Likewise, your child will be delighted by the many fascinating patterns she can create, just by folding and snipping. This art project makes a great addition to a study unit about weather and the many forms water takes as it precipitates, such as rain, sleet, hail, and snow.
☞ What you need:
White or colored tissue paper, scissors
- Cut a 6-inch, or larger, square of tissue paper.
- Fold the paper in half to form a rectangle.
- Fold it in half again to form a square.
- With the fold edge on the left, bring the right bottom corner to the left top corner, pressing down to form a triangle.
- Fold the triangle in half again by folding the bottom fold-edge up and onto the left edge. The point of the new triangle is now at bottom left. The top edges do not match.
- Cut off the outer top edge to round the snowflake.
- Snip off the point of the triangle.
- Snip small “V” shapes out of both sides of the triangle, leaving some of the edges uncut.
- Open the paper to reveal the snowflake. (Optional: Adults many iron the snowflakes on low heat to flatten them and eliminate wrinkles.)
- Display the snowflakes around your home. Tape them to the walls or refrigerator, or hang them with colorful thread from curtain rods.
Download PDF: Tissue Paper Snowflakes