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Paper snowflakes



1. To make your own snowflake, you'll need an adult, a pair of scissors, a printer, and a snowflake template, which you can print off by clicking here. The template has six sides, like a real snowflake. Once it's printed out, cut out the hexagon shape along the dotted lines, and you're ready to begin.

2. Fold the hexagon carefully in half along one of the pale grey lines. You need to do this as carefully as possible to make sure that your snowflake with be symmetrical.
3. Next fold in one of the sides along another of the grey lines. This should make a diamond shape.
4. Now fold over the other section, along the last grey line. You should now have a neatly folded triangle of paper.
5. Now take your scissors, and carefully cut small pieces of out the edges of the triangle. It is important that you don't remove too much, otherwise your final snowflake will fall to pieces. Make sure at least one or two points along each edge are still complete.
6. Now, open out your snowflake to see what effect your snips and cuts had on the overall shape! See what shapes you can make, and experiment with different styles. No two snowflakes that fall from the sky are the same, so there must be a lot of ways to try!

For this project you will need:



1. A grown up to help you.

2. A Printer with paper

3. Your snowflake template (you can get one by clicking here).

4. A pair of scissors (remember to be careful).

No printer?



If you don't have a printer, or are having trouble printing out the hexagonal template, you can always use a regular piece of paper. Just fold it in half along the middle, then into quarters, before cutting out a few pieces. When you open it up again, your snowflake will have only four sides, but will still be symmetrical.

Did you know?



In The Nutcracker, Clara the heroine is transported to a magical wintery world, complete with snow falling from the sky. There she meets the Snow Fairy, and her attendants, who all do a beautiful dance for her.

Movement



In The Nutcracker, dancers from BRB represent wind and snowflakes. How would you move if you were as light as a snowflake? And how would the wind affect you?

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