Traditional Snowflakes

Traditional Snowflakes

The 2 earliest crafts I remember making are paper chains, held together with a flour paste my mom made, and snowflakes. I can remember folding construction paper into eighths, instead of sixths, because eighths were easier to fold, and cutting through 8 layers of construction paper with those blunt end, dull school scissors. I can still remember the pain and red mark on my thumb! But I also remember how beautiful I thought the snowflakes were.

I still love cutting out snowflakes. Only today I use thin doilies AND super sharp, pointy scissors. Far easier! And, long before the movie Elf came out, we were turning the the interior of our house into our own Winter Wonderland. As soon as the Christmas decorations come down, our snowflakes go up!

Although most of you have been making snowflakes since you were knee high to a grasshopper, for those of you that need a refresher course, the directions for the Traditional Snowflakes can be found HERE or with our FREE Patterns. But be warned… making these can become addictive! BTW… make sure you get the kids involved in this craft! And do them a favor… let them use Fiskars children’s scissors!



  1. You have such a beautiful way of displaying the simpliest of crafts. I would LOVE to see your whole house. We get bits and pieces of it when you photograph your crafts, but you need to do some of those panaramic tours of your house 😉 I always want to see what is just beyond the camara.


    1. The beauty of photography is you DON’T get to see what is just beyond the camera! If I did one of those panaramic tours you’d see a stack of laundry that needs folding, bins of children’s toys and dust bunnies that I’ve named! If there ever comes a day when everything is all cleaned and picked up at the same time, I might consider it… but I wouldn’t hold my breath 🙂 Oh, thanks for your lovely words, tho 🙂

  2. We save snowflaking for January and February too. Last year we brought in branches and hung the snowflakes that way. It was really pretty.

  3. Thanks. I come from a place where it didn’t snow so we didn’t make snowflakes as kids. Now I live in a place where it doesn’t snow but I know my kids will love this.

    I have a stash of paper dollies so even though it’s summer here, we might give this a go anyway.

    Those are definitely the best kids out, my eldest son has loved to cut with scissors since he was 2 1/2 and we have tried many. Blunt scissors make cutting difficult and frustrating.

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