Curbly Video Podcast: How To Make Picture Perfect Paper Snowflakes.

A piece of paper. A scissors. A scant five minutes. The results?

Holiday magic!


The paper snowflake is nearly everyone’s first Christmastide craft, and its elegant aesthetic keeps folks creating ’em, year after year. But my elementary-school snowflakes never really captured nature’s precise geometry and symmetry…they really looked more like crude doilies than lilting crystalline water.

As it turns out, the magic doesn’t lie in obsessive, intricate scissorwork…but rather in starting in the right place: folding technique.

created on: 12/01/08

Here’s a collection of patterns to inspire and capture the technique:

YarnOwl’s Paper Snowflake Templates

Noel Noel Noel’s Cutout Snowflakes

Dave’s Paper Snowflake Patterns


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