We LOVE making paper snowflakes, lots and lots of them. Thin square paper, like origami paper, works best for folding and snipping but I don't like using up my stash. Printer paper is great, but I don't like having to precut the paper into squares. Coffee filters and cupcake papers, inexpensive, thin and easy to cut, are the perfect material for this fun craft!
- Fold in half to make a semi-circle and and then in half again to make a triangle.
- Fold the triangle in thirds by turning the two straight sids in towards the center so you end up with a skinnier triangle. Adjust these as needed so that all the edges line up before creasing.
- Snip along the folded edges. Open carefully and enjoy!
Using cupcake papers and coffee filters will give you a nice assortment of sizes. The middle size pictured above are "Texas size" or "jumbo" cupcake/muffin papers. I found them at my supermarket.
For the wall hanging above, I used small tape rolls to attach snowflakes to a piece of cheesecloth.
String them up as garlands, tape to your windows to create a curtain, attach to gifts as tags, hang them from your light fixtures and tree.....the possibilities are endless! (Buddy knows what to do!) Happy snipping!
p.s.- There are lots more crafts using ideas for crafts using coffee filters and cupcake papers in our book, Paper Goods Projects!