We’re starting to feel festive at Lonely Planet Kids! Create your very own white Christmas with our step-by-step guide to making a sparkling snowflake decoration. Follow the steps below, or download and print out the activity sheet.

You will need:

  • A4 paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter paint

STEP ONE

Gather together your equipment!

STEP TWO

Fold the A4 paper from the bottom left corner up to the top right leaving a rectangular gap along the right side.

STEP THREE

Cut off this rectangle to make the paper square-shaped. Keep it folded diagonally.

STEP FOUR

Fold the bottom-right corner of the triangle across to the top left to make a tiny triangle stick out over this side.

STEP FIVE

Turn the whole shape over. Then fold what is now the bottom-right corner across to the top left so that the shape is now symmetrical.

STEP SIX

Now fold the whole shape in half.

STEP SEVEN

With a pencil, draw your snowflake shape onto the paper with the pattern shown here.

STEP EIGHT

Ask an adult to help you with scissors. Then carefully cut around the shape.

STEP NINE

Unfold the paper slowly to open your snowflake out!

STEP TEN

Use glitter paint to make your snowflake sparkle! Repeat the steps to create more snowflakes for a snowy scene.

Feeling inspired? Check out last month’s Lonely Planet Kids activity.