3 Dimensional Snowflakes

This project was taught to me by one of my teacher friends and is a work at our Montessori pre-school.  I figured if our 3 to 5 year old students can do it… so can I!  So I did and now you can learn too!

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make these beautiful puppies…


7 Pieces of Square Paper (the exact size and color do not matter so long as all 7 pieces are the same size)

Glue Stick, Double Sided Tape or Photo-Splits 




Now that you have all of the necessary equipment together… lets begin.

Step 1: Fold paper in half corner to corner.                                                                                                                                   


 Step 2: Fold paper in half again corner to corner.                                      

Step 3:  For students I draw evenly spaced lines from the folded edge of the paper across to about a half-inch from the far edge of the paper.  You can eyeball the cutting part if you’d like.  Just be sure not to cut all the way through the other side of the paper.


Step 4:  Unfold your paper.

Step 5: Glue/double-sided tape/photo-split the corner of the inner most triangle you created when you did your cutting.  Now roll the corners of the inner most paper on top of each other so that they over lap, creating a small tube of sorts.  Affix them using your desired method.


Step 6:  Flip your paper over. Repeat Step 5 on the next “triangle” closest to the center of the paper.

Step 7: Repeat Step 6.


 Step 8:  Repeat Step 6 again until all of the “triangles” have been rolled and your snowflake looks like the picture above.


Step 9:  Continue Step 1-8 until you have folded, cut and pasted 7 snowflake pieces.

Step 10:  Bring together one corner of each snowflake piece so the corners “match up” and staple them together.

 Your snowflake should look like the picture above when you place it on the table.  Hang in there we’re almost done!

Step 11:  Staple each of the sections of the snowflake together where they naturally touch.

Step 12:  Punch or cut a hole at one of the snowflake’s points and tie a string through it.  Then hang it over a door way, from the ceiling or wherever suits your fancy.

You’ve Made It!  Finally Finished!  Whooo Hooo!  Go YOU!.!.!

Here are some pictures of the classroom where I teach.  These snowflakes were all made by students ranging from 3 to 5 years in age!  Beautiful aren’t they!

Happy Snowflake Making!


About lifeofaphoenix

My name is Stephanie and I live in the greater Seattle area with my husband Michael. This blog is my opportunity to give myself an outlet for my love of writing, photography, food and life.
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2 Responses to 3 Dimensional Snowflakes

  1. Maggie L R says:

    I bookmarked this post so I can make these with my 4 Grandchildren when they visit. Thanks

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