Making paper snowflakes an activity we did for our Christmas advent calendar, but it is a really fun craft to do any time in winter with the kids.
If you use regular printer paper, folding it and having your small kids cut out shapes with those little kid scissors can be a challenge! Instead, we use coffee filters. The great thing is they are already shaped into a circle and they are thinner than regular paper, which makes them much easier to cut. (We also used notebook paper, which is thinner and easier to cut, if you don’t mind the lines.)
Coffee Filter Paper Snowflakes
- Coffee filters
Below is an overview of how you will fold your coffee filter to be able to cut out your paper snowflakes. This set of folds works with any kind of circle paper you may choose to use.
Step one: Flatten out your coffee filter and fold it in half.
Step two: Fold the coffee filter in half again and then unfold.
Step three: Using the fold line as a guide, fold the coffee filter into thirds.
Step four: Fold the coffee filter in half again.
Step five: Cut out your design. (If you Google snowflake patterns you can find some really cool designs.)
Step five: Open your snowflake and hang to display. You can tape fishing line to them and hang them from the ceiling. You can tape them to the window. This year I used some of my Christmas washi tapes to hang them.
Have fun creating new, and more intricate designs. The ones you see here were made by me and my seven-year-old! Have fun!
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