To decorate the Christmas tree, you can buy a variety of ornaments. However, Christmas tree would be best-decorated if children alone enhance it. Here’s how to create a simple but very nice decoration – paper snowflake ornament.
To make all these interesting snowflakes, you need the paper. If you want colorful snowflakes, use a colorful paper. If you have colored paper, then you can use the infinite combinations and the same snowflake will look different.
For starters, for each snowflake, you need to cut 12 strips dimensions 1×20 cm. The dimensions of strips are variable. For smaller snowflakes, you will cut small strips and vice versa.
To create this snowflakes, we will use the principle of weaving. At the beginning, prepare basis by putting three parallel strips at a distance of 1cm. For the strips to be fixed during work seal one of their ends with the tape, as shown below.
Mark the center of the strip and mark the positions on the left and right of the center at a distance of 2cm. The idea is that the transverse strips, which you will later set up in these places, are each spaced 1 cm, as well as vertical stripes.
Apply some paper glue on the first upper mark of both left and right strip.
Then add a horizontal strip to a place where you applied the glue. Horizontal strip goes under the middle and over the left and the right strip.
Now lift the middle strip, as shown, and on the crossing apply some paper glue on the horizontal strip. In this way, you connected the horizontal strip with all three vertical strips. Paper glue bonds very quickly and you can continue instantly. If you feel that the adhesive is not yet sufficiently established, you can secure the compounds with a paper clip.
Repeat this procedure for the remaining two transversal strips. Use the principle of weaving and rack up horizontal strips alternately, as shown below.
When you have finished, the next thing to do is to connect the two stripes that are located in the corners, as shown below.
Do the same with all strips in all four corners.
You need to make two of these parts.
Place one part over the other, but so as to be rotated by 45 degrees with respect to the other one. It is necessary that the loop of the one is located opposite to the strip of another.
Pass the strips of one part through the loops of another and attach them with paper glue. You will notice that strips are a bit longer compared to loops. Do not shorten them before gluing.
Once you have pasted all the strips and loops, you can now trim the excess of the strips.
Paper snowflake ornament is practically finished. It remains that at one end you drill a hole and pass a thread through it. Tie the ends of the thread, with which you can hang the snowflake on the tree.
Using colored paper, you can make different snowflakes. Play with colors, combine strips of different colors, make parts in different colors or entire snowflakes of the same color. Play with the kids and be imaginative.