Wednesday, December 31, 2008

HOW TO: Make Paper Snowflakes

I'm a bit sad at the thought of all the Christmas decorations coming down next Wednesday -- we leave them up until the absolute last gasp of Epiphany Day has died away -- so I thought it would be fun to decorate the big picture window with paper snowflakes, the kind you lovingly cut out by hand. But darned if I could remember how to do it.

So I searched around on the internet and read all kinds of written instructions that said things like "Fold the folded foldy foldedness down to the cross-corner of cross-foldedality and then snip at the cross-fold-center..." and I knew I was in way over my head.

Then I thought of YouTube, and sure enough, I found this instructional video made by a really adorable guy named Chris from He won my heart when -- after telling me to "fold at a 600 angle" -- he said, "and remember, there's no shame in busting out a protractor."

Although I couldn't really see how a large piece of farm equipment driven by a man who grows corn and soybeans for a big conglomerate like Cargill was going to be of much help.

Get it? Pro tractor? No? Oh, sorry.....

Anyway, I don't like to embed videos here on InsomniMom because it tends to make the page load too slow for people who use certain browsers, but here is the link to Chris's excellent video:

How To Make Picture-Perfect Paper Snowflakes

If you'd like to click over to,Chris offers several different snowflake patterns to make some "holiday magic," as he puts it. What a major cutie pie.

So! The Christmas season may be nearing its end, but there is still a whole lot of winter to get through. Might as well stagger through it bundled in good cheer, as well as our scarves, mittens, hats and coats.

Go along with you, now. Get your white paper and your scissors and get to snippin', with help from Chris.

1 comment:

Kayte said...

Oh, snowflakes...I just might have to make a few. We used to do various things with them when the boys were little and it was always fun making them. Thanks for reminding me.