Don’t you find decorating the house with homemade decor each year really makes the holidays that much more personal and joyful? I sure do. For art in my 4/5 class we made these 3D snowflakes which my students absolutely loved. They’re so pretty and even though they look complicated they are super easy to make with just a few key materials!
This one is a larger one to hang around your home, but you could also make smaller versions to hang on your tree. How cute would that be?
(sometimes I feel I need about 10 christmas trees so I can decorate them with all my ideas/themes at once!)
1 Fold your six sheets of square paper diagonally, making sure the edges line up evenly.
2 Starting at the bottom fold, use your scissors to cut three lines on each side running parallel to each edge of your triangle. Cut almost to the top and leave the same distance between each cut. If you feel more comfortable you can mark the lines out with pencil before cutting as shown above.
3 Unfold your triangle so that the fold runs horizontally. It should look like the first picture above.
4 Take the corners of the inner most cut diagonal and roll them together to make a tube. Use double sided tape to hold them together (pic. 3).
5 Flip your diamond over and take the next two paper lines and create another tube to tape just like the first one (bottom left picture).
6 Flip again and repeat until all cut lines have been joined (last photo). Repeat with all 5 sheets of paper.
9 Join the two halves at the centre with your double sided tape, and to finish join the last two arms.
10 To get it to hang, puncture a hole at any point and run twine through it, tying a knot at the top to create a loop.
Hang and dream of a white Christmas.
What handmade holiday decoration do you use each year and treasure?