Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Giant Snowflake!

I first saw this kind of 3D paper snowflake last week when I took my daughter in for a doctor's appointment. They had several up around the reception desk. Then again today in another office, I saw more. I can't believe I've never seen these before. More likely I have, but just never noticed them. Today when I had some time while my three year old was down for her nap, I got out some paper and tried it. I didn't look up instructions first (which I probably should have) but it still came out rather well. I opted for paper with a print on it - three sheets in the star pattern and three in the stripe pattern, and alternated them around the snowflake. It was a super easy project that took probably less than 10 minutes to put together.
This snowflake is giant because I used 6 12x12 pieces of paper. Really 8x8 would have been better, or I could use one sheet of 12x12 for 4 6x6 pieces. I did afterwards find a youtube video on how to put this together:
It probably explains this craft more easily than I could.

I didn't send this project to Jen to do, I know. I must be really selfish. :) Really, I knew by the time it got there it wouldn't really be time for Christmas crafts and decorations anymore. And that's because I plan to stay away from the post office during this time of year as I really don't enjoy standing in line and having the joy sucked out of me. Jen does have another project in her hands already that I'm sure she'll post about soon enough.

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3 comments:

  1. Oooh that's awesome! I'm so impressed you figured out how to do that. I need step by step instructions.

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  2. I did make a smaller one using 6 6x6 pieces of paper and it's totally cute, too. You should make some with your kiddos. I think it's actually easier with tape, but staples work, too.

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