With only 5 weeks until Christmas (Yay!) I thought I would share with you each week a different Christmas decoration you can have a go at making either yourselves or with the rest of the family.
This week is how to make a 3D snowflake, all you need is: 5 sheets of A4 paper, scissors, sellotape, needle, thread and a stapler.
Take the first sheet of paper and fold like the picture below and cut along the edge of the part just folded.
Once cut you should be left with a triangle. Fold this triangle in half again with the fold edge at the top, cut three parallel lines stopping about 1cm from the top.
Unfold the paper and lay flat. You should be able to see four diamonds.
Roll the two smallest triangles into a tube shape and tape.
Now flip it over so the tube you’ve just done is underneath and tape the next two triangles into a tube shape.
Flip again and tape the third set of triangles, then flip and tape the last pair until they are all taped and look like the picture below.
Repeat this for the remaining 4 pieces of paper. You then need to match the bottom corners all together and staple.
Staple where each of the 5 arms touch, this should leave you with a nice snowflake shape. To finish off, simply use a needle and thread to create a loop to hang the snowflake from and ta dah! a simple very effective snowflake.