TIPS FOR MAKING EXCELLENT PAPER SNOWFLAKES
Requested by @thecomicswife and took me way too long to write!! Hope y'all enjoy. I feel like a younger and gayer Martha Stewart.
- 1.Start with a clean sheet of white paper.
- 2.And some good scissors.Or mediocre scissors. Work with what ya got.
- 3.Fold a corner over and cut to make a square.Make sure your fold is precise, but the cut doesn't matter!! As you can see, I was super lazy with mine. We'll cut off the excess in a sec.
- 4.Fold your square three times, into eigths.Now, this does have to be precise. Try to make the bottom as pointy as possible--take your time to fold it as perfectly as you can.
- 5.Cut a fun edge to your snowflake.This is the number one trick to making a cool snowflake. Square snowflakes are more amateur. Try for a fun, weird edge (remember: it will look symmetrical at the end no matter what so don't be afraid to be crazy!!)
- 6.Cut out a large-ish, weird shape.Give your snowflake some nice negative space. Remember to leave enough room between this and the border so it doesn't rip.
- 7.Continue cutting out weird shapes, while keeping the borders roughly the same size.Having evenly-spaced weird shapes keeps the snowflake intact and makes them look more professional (can paper snowflakes be professional-looking? idk).
- 8.Make sure to hold the snowflake tight as you do this.If you hold it loosely, the layers will get messed up and it won't be symmetrical.
- 9.Keep making weird shapes that fit in with the others you've made. Try not to cut too much off the edges, but go crazy in the middle.
- 10.Cut into the very bottom with a cut that looks like a tiny slice of pie.
- 11.Y'all ready for this?
- 15.You made a snowflake!!! Place it on a dog or a window and enjoy.