How to Make 3D Paper Snowflakes

Learn how to make 3D paper snowflakes by following our easy instructions. You can even grab our printable templates to make the process easier – although you can easily make them without one.

These make the most amazing DIY Christmas decorations; You can even play with colors. Make them snow white or use any color combination you want – they’ll look great no matter what color you choose.

These are easy enough for kids to make and beautiful enough for you to use as festive decorations in your home or classroom for the upcoming holidays.

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We’ve already shared how to make paper snowflakes and now it’s time to take things into a whole new dimension.

Although ordinary paper snowflakes are very interesting, they are much more beautiful, and the most important thing is that they are not too complicated to make.

DIY 3D paper snowflakes

How to make snowflakes with 3D paper

What you need:

  • printable template (optional)
  • pencil (optional)
  • drag
  • glue
  • white or colored paper (we used light blue and lavender)

Step-by-step instructions

You will need 6 square sheets of paper for one snowflake. They can be the same color, you can use two different colors or even more.

The only important thing is that all the squares need to be the same size.

Step 1

Fold the square in half diagonally to get a triangle.

Step 2

Fold the triangle in half again.

Step 3

Cut into triangles from one side – make three or four evenly spaced cuts. Don’t interrupt. The number of lines you cut depends on the size of the paper, the larger the paper, the larger the cuts.

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Step 4

Carefully unfold the square.

Step 5

Flatten the square by hand by gently pressing down.

Step 6

Start from the two innermost cuts/flaps and loop them together.

Step 7

Apply glue to the joints and glue them together. The first one can be a bit complicated because it’s the smallest but the others will be easier.

Step 8

You may have to hold them in place for a while to let the glue set.

Step 9

Turn the paper over.

Take the next pair, loop them together and apply glue.

Step 9-1

Flip the square again and repeat the process.

Step 10

Have the child turn it over again. Bend the flaps, overlap them and glue them together.

Step 11

Continue until all ends are rolled and glued together.

Step 12

The first snowflake is done!

Repeat the process with the remaining 5 squares.

Once you’re done preparing, start gluing the circular parts of the snowflake together. Apply glue on the bottom and glue the first two together.

Step 13

Add another part and paste it.

Step 14

So there are six in total.

Step 15

All has been done! If desired, especially if your 3D paper snowflakes are larger, you can also apply glue to the middle of the snowflakes to stick them in place.

3D Paper Snowflakes Handmade Winter

This snowflake is perfect for home decoration.

Make your own handmade 3D paper snowflakes

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How to make snowflakes ideas with 3D paper

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