Snowflake TipsOur instructions show you how to create fabric or paper snowflakes with 6-sides, just like snowflakes that fall from the sky. Each snowflake is unique, and you'll find that varying the number and type of cuts made into your folded fabric will create a wide array of looks.
Start by practicing with paper snowflakes. Regular printer paper works nicely, but newsprint and other lighter weight papers are easier to cut. Inexpensive, unprinted tablets of newsprint are available at discount stores and stores that sell school supplies. You can use old newspapers, too, if you don't mind getting your hands a bit dirty, or work with a lighter weight by cutting tissue paper.
It can be tedious to make intricate cuts through many layers of fabric. Avoid thick fabrics -- perhaps opt to use thinner quilting cottons (or other types of fabric) that you aren't quite sure would be durable in a quilt.
For best results -- and easier cutting -- use small scissors that cut all the way to their pointed tips. Blunt edged scissors are best for kids -- tissue paper and parchment are good choices, and both are more durable than gift wrap paper.
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