Here’s a snowflake craft with a difference! Rather than the flat boring snowflakes we’ve all made a hundred times before this snowflake craft has a clever and simple adaptation that makes them three dimensional. This is a stunning 3D Snowflake Craft perfect for using as Christmas ornaments or for Winter themed activities.
We’ve got a free printable template for you to keep things super easy and there are three different sizes of snowflakes to choose from. You can print your snowflake craft template straight onto white or coloured paper or use them as a stencil to draw around.
I just adore these homemade snowflakes they really do look so pretty!
Before you get started making snowflakes why not pin a few of our Winter Crafts to try later too? Here’s some favourites to get you started. Click on each photo to go straight to the tutorial.
Beautiful 3D Snowflakes Tutorial
Supplies To Make Three Dimensional Snowflakes
- Free Printable Snowflake Craft Templates (Grab yours at the bottom of this post.)
- Coloured or White Printer Paper
- Sequins / Glitter etc
- Silver Thread
- Sticky Tape
How to Make This Stunning 3D Snowflake Craft
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1 – Download and print out your free snowflake craft templates. There are three sizes to choose from. (Get them at the bottom of this tutorial.) You can print them onto white paper or some wintery coloured paper.
2 – Cut out the basic hexagon shapes.
3 – Use the photograph above as a guide to fold your hexagon into a triangle in three steps, A, B and C.
4 – Fold your triangle in half lengthways and snip into the folded edge. Make sure you don’t go all the way across.
5 – Open up the snowflake template and cut along the dotted lines towards the middle.
6 – You’ve now got six individual triangles all joined together in the middle. Each triangle will become a point on your snowflake. Pick up the two corners of a triangle and bend them so one overlaps the other. Glue it into place to make a point.
7 – Now comes the real fun part because you can make your snowflakes look really frosty by adding sparkly embellishments.
8 – We used school glue applied to the ends and then added glitter and sequins. We were lucky enough to have a set of gorgeous blues, greys and white sequins and they look stunning. Just perfect for this Winter craft!
9 – Once your 3D snowflake craft has dried attach a loop of silver thread with sticky tape and hang them up to be admired. These homemade snowflakes look gorgeous on the Christmas tree or in the window. If you want to you can even stick them back to back and hang them in a mobile!
This is such a gorgeous and more unusual 3D snowflake craft for kids, we hope you enjoy it.
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