Easy snowflake pattern?

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  1. Master Pre-K

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    Hi All,

    Anyone have a very simple snowflake pattern? I just want to fold a square, make it a triangle, and cut once or twice...add some glitter glue and we are done!

    I have sp. ed pre-k

    thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Butterfly4

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    No, i don't have a pattern, never seen one. What I would do is fold the paper then draw lines for each child...making each different depending on their ability.

    The cutest snowflakes I made last year were easy:
    We used blue const. paper and I gave the children white paint and paintbrush. They painted their own snowflake on the blue paper (most looked like funky asterisks). After they dried I cut them out, leaving about a one inch blue border around each line. They turned out really pretty!
     
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    I have a book of snowflake patterns, but they are all pretty complicated. Have you tried growing snowflakes with your kids?
    http://chemistry.about.com/cs/howtos/ht/boraxsnowflake.htm
    I did this with my kids last year. My 5th graders could pretty much do everything themselves with instruction, but you could have the pipecleaners ready for them and let them help with the mixing. I know it's not cutting which is probably the skill you were working on, but I wanted to share. It's a cool activity and they were so excited to see their crystals the next day!
     
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    This is easy...I ALWAYS use coffee filters cuz you need a "round" sheet of paper. NOTE: this doesn't create the 6 sided snowflakes, but they are still awesome.

    1. fold your filter in half; it should look like a half moon.
    2. fold in half again thus creating a point.
    3. fold in half again; another point
    4. fold in half again

    ok; time to cut! Just remember this...DON'T CUT INTO YOUR POINT

    while holding the "point" with your left hand; use your scissors to cut into the paper...cut triangles, squares, anything; you can even cut the ege; but always hold onto your "point" and don't cut away at it.
    Open up and get oos and aahhhhs.
     
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    thanks a lot!
     
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    You're :welcome:

    I wish I could remember the way to fold it so that you get a 6 sided/pointed snowflake. It starts the way I described and then you have to do something different; oh well.
    Have fun!
     

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