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Deck the halls! 3D snowflakes
In our December/January 2010 issue, GL's editors spilled their favorite holiday crafts, recipes and DIY gifts.
This year, we're bringing them back, just in time for the holidays! Here's Meg's 3D paper snowflake craft, perfect for holiday parties.
5 sheets of perfectly square paper
Fold paper to make a triangle. Fold the same triangle in half, so that it makes a smaller triangle. Cut a horizontal slit at the side of the triangle that doesn’t open. Make sure to leave about a centimeter of space at the end. Cut as many more slits across (spaced an inch apart from each other) that you can fit on the paper (should be about 5 or 6 cuts).
Unfold the triangle. Grab the two points in the center and fold them in towards each other and staple. Then, grab the next 2 points and fold them in towards each other the opposite way. Staple. Keep folding and stapling all matching points together (remember to alternate front and back). This is one arm of your snowflake. Repeat instructions to make 5 more arms. Once all 6 arms are made, staple points together.