You know that childhood is meant to be full of joy and wonder—that’s why you’re looking for instructions on how to make one of winter’s most magical crafts. But sometimes you don’t have enough energy in your tank to go the extra mile. That’s where Sittercity can help. Whether you need time to run errands or just go to work without interruption, find a nanny or sitter who can always bring this level of enrichment and non-screen fun to your kid’s day.

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Supplies Needed

  • Paper (traditional white, colors, or even newspaper!)
  • Scissors (1 per person)

How To Prepare

There’s a bit of folding preparation before you can go to town with the scissors. You can either do this yourself before involving the kids, or everyone can figure it out together. Here’s what you do:

Step 1

Start with a square piece of paper and fold it in half along the diagonal. (If your paper isn’t square, you can cut off the excess once you make the diagonal fold.)

Diagram of step one of snowflake cutout instructions.

Step 2

With the triangle you created in step 1, fold it in half again to bring the two acute-angled corners together.
Diagram of step two of snowflake cutout instructions.

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Step 3

This is the trickiest step and might take some practice at first. One side at a time, fold the new triangle into thirds. The two acute-angled corners will “switch sides” by folding one first and the other over the top. Ultimately, you’ll end up with an upside-down fox face!

Diagram of step three of snowflake cutout instructions.

Step 4 (Optional)

This final step is optional based on how you want your final snowflake to look. Cut off the “fox ears” to make a perfect triangle. Try it both ways and see which one you prefer!

Diagram of step four of snowflake cutout instructions.

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Cutting Out Snowflakes

This is where everyone gets to explore their creativity. No need to feel like you “know what you’re doing” at the beginning—half of the fun is trying out an idea and seeing how it turns out! Here’s some inspiration to get your juices flowing:

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