Make a larger-than-life statement this winter season with these oversize DIY snowflakes.

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Turn the inside of your house into your own personal snow globe with these simple-to-make giant snowflakes. In a matter of minutes and with just a few inexpensive supplies, this no-fuss Christmas craft will brighten any room. Choose white paper to create classic snowflakes or try experimenting with colored, patterned, or even glitter paper. This cheap Christmas project is a great way to spend the afternoon with family. Have the kids trace their designs on the folded paper and let the adults cut out the final shapes. Hang the finished designs on the wall, from the ceiling, or place them on the table as part of a holiday centerpiece.

young blonde girl sitting rug floor folding giant paper snowflakes
Credit: Adam Albright

How to Make Giant Paper Snowflakes

Supplies Needed:

  • 4-foot-wide white bulletin board or butcher paper
  • Sharp sturdy scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Stapler

Step-by-Step Directions

Turn your home into a winter wonderland with a flurry of oversize paper snowflakes. Personalize your creations so each snowflake is unique.

Step 1: Prepare Paper

Create a square piece of paper by folding down the top corner to meet the bottom edge of the paper, creating a right-angled triangle; cut it off the roll. Fold the paper triangle in half making sure the pointed corners meet. Fold the paper into thirds, overlapping the left-hand pointed corner over the middle of the triangle. Repeat for the right-hand pointed corner.

Step 2: Trim Triangle

Trim the pointed ends off the bottom to create a new, perfect triangle.

Step 3: Draw Designs

Use a ruler and a pencil to create geometric shapes or freehand the cutouts.

Step 4: Cut

Once you've added all your shapes, use sturdy scissors ($10, Walmart) to cut your folded paper.

Editor's Tip: Staple the areas that will be cut out of the snowflakes. It will make cutting easier and more precise.

Step 5: Unfold and Display

Unfold it gently and press to flatten the creases. Use removable adhesive dots ($5, Office Depot) to attach the snowflakes to the wall or hang them from the ceiling.

Editor's Tip: To help remove creases, cover the paper with a cloth and lightly iron one snowflake at a time on a low setting. Be sure to continuously move the iron to avoid burning holes.

By Savanna Bous and Sarah Martens


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