I’m embarrassed to admit it, but before last week I had never made a 3d paper snowflake. Then, one boring day at the office, one of my co-workers introduced me to the simple joy of snowflake making. We had so much fun with it that we were challenged by a friend to see if we could make mini 3d snowflakes using adhesive notes.
In some ways, it’s actually easier to do with the adhesive notes because they’re already square. When making a larger snowflake out of 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper, you need to first fold the paper like so:
Mini 3d Paper Snowflake How To:
You will need six adhesive note pages (they must be square or you will have to trim them to square). They should all be the same size, but different colors are okay. You will also need tape and staples.
1. Fold each adhesive note in half, crosswise, so it forms a triangle.
7. Once you have all six pieces of paper rolled, lay them out in a line so they are all facing in the same direction. Then grab the tops and staple them all together.
8. Lay the pieces flat. Next tape the outer loop of one to the outer loop of the one next to it until all six pieces are attached. And there’s your snowflake:
After we’d made a few minis, I got the idea to attach a mini snowflake to a full size one. To do this, I just positioned the two snowflakes carefully, so the centers lined up, then using a needle and thread, sewed back and forth through the centers until they were securely attached.