Monday, January 2, 2012

Snowflake Decoration

I learned to make this decoration from people I work with. They made the creation out of paper. I took it a step further and used closed-cell insulated plastic foam.

Start by cutting six separate squares the same size.

Fold each square into a diagonal.

Cut six diagonals into the triangle shape - careful not to cut all the way through the piece at the top. The piece needs an area secured to fold out and maintain its integrity.

Roll one set of the cut pieces onto its self and tape together.

Repeat the rolling and taping on opposing sides of the cut-out. Now, repeat the procedure for the remaining five squares.

Staple each rolled unit onto to the next.

All six units are stapled together at their base.

Tape each unit together at their mid-point. And your project is finished. Try making the snowflake using different colored papers and various sizes. This is a fun and easy project for children and adults. Use it to decorate your home throughout the winter season.

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