Snow flakes dress up any window in the house making it feel festive. The hardest part in making these is getting the fold down. After you’ve done it a few times it becomes old hat. For a bit of whimsy, send a “special delivery” envelope off to an older relative filled with these beautiful one of a kind paper “crystals” or as an addition to a hostess gift include a bunch ready to cut wound with ribbon. Happy Holidays!

Start with a square piece of paper. If you want to be efficient, use a 8.5” X 11” piece of paper and cut it in half. Make squares from each half. Now let’s get down to business.

  1. Fold your square in half diagonally to make a triangle.
  1. Fold your triangle in half again making a smaller triangle.
  1. Now fold your triangle into 3 parts by folding the left and right sides in so the tops meet in the middle. Technically each angle at the top will be 30 degrees.
  1. Cut the tails off. You can play around with this as you gain experience. We suggest you cut them off in a straight line to start off with then work your way up to playing with angles.
  1. Get creative and cut away! The more shapes the better!

Author: McKenzie Satterthwaite

Mom of 2 boys McKenzie (Mack) founded Real Mom Daily because of her own need to connect with like minded women and companies. Environmental sustainability and social justice run through the veins of everything in Mack's life. She just spent a year in Bali, Indonesia where her kids attended the Green School. They lived in a simple house in the middle of the rice paddies in Ubud. Now back in Los Angeles, simplicity is quickly forgotten. Prior to REAL MOM DAILY, Mack co-founded and created Camp Chat and the XMA (Extreme Martial Arts) Life skills and Leadership Program which is licensed by over 2,000 martial arts schools around the world. Mack also did a stint as a lead character on the soap opera As The World Turns. Jett Lee taught her how to fire a gun (though she'd NEVER keep one in her home), she's had a few too many vodkas with Jackie Chan, she's written 2 screen plays, made a short film, fully renovated 6 houses, started 4 companies, and as a kid detasseled corn in Illinois (yes, she can drive a tractor) and like many entrepreneurs, she once had a paper route. With Real Mom Daily Mack interfaces with influencers, companies and politicians on city, state and national levels to advocate for issues that stand for social good. Mack's Quaker upbringing gives her an appreciation for all things simple. She cooks dinner and has a nightly moment of silence before her family eats at a table often graced by friends and family. When she looks at her glass she sees it half full but... she's a skipping contradiction. View all posts by McKenzie Satterthwaite

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