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Sunday, November 24, 2013

3D Paper Snowflake

3D Paper Snowflake

What you need:

  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • stapler
  • eraser

  • 3 sheets of A4 paper
  • wood glue


Take 3 sheets of A4 paper. Fold them in half (try to be precise) and then unfold.

Cut the sheets along the line of folding. You’ll get six smaller sheets of paper in total.

Take those six sheets and fold each one like this: take a short side and fold it up against a long side to make a triangle of sorts. Cut the bottom rectangle off to make a perfect square. (In other words, cut each of the 6 smaller sheets into perfect squares.)

Fold all squares diagonally.

Measure off 3 segments (each is 2 cm/0.8 inch long) on the longer edge of the triangle. Start from left corner. (Mark at 2 cm, 4 cm, and 6 cm.)

Now, fold you(r) triangle into a smaller one, with the measured segments side facing you. (Fold in half.)

Draw cutting lines parallel to the diagonal edge (the long side) of the triangle (use marked points).

Mark a point in 1cm/ 0.4 inch distance from side edge of the triangle. Draw a guiding line parallel to this side of the triangle.

Make diagonal cuts along your guiding lines. Cut only to the distance line. (1 cm from the other short edge of the triangle.)

Erase all guiding lines.

Are you done with cutting? Let’s go back to the square! Unfold your triangle twice.

Time for rolling! Take two innermost paper points together to form a tube. Stick them together with a glue (put a little bit only on the corners).

Flip the whole thing to the other side.

Take the next two paper points and pull them on the opposite side of the first tube. Stick them with the glue as before.

Repeat the procedure with flipping the paper and joining the paper points together on opposite sides until all paper points have been joined.

Yay! One of your six basic pieces is ready. Repeat all the steps with the other triangles.

Now, after you’ve prepared five other pieces, join three of them together at the top with a glue. You’ll get two, three-armed pieces.

It’s time to staple together previously joined two pieces.

You’re almost done :) Now you just need to staple together every pair of arms.

You’ve made it!


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