Marvelous Musically Themed Paper Snowflakes
I’ve always made paper snowflakes by randomly cutting shapes into folded paper. But recently, my friend Lisa showed me this book she picked up from the City Museum of St. Louis that walks you through the steps to make fabulous snowflakes with a musical theme.
One Sunday afternoon, she invited a few friends and their kids over to make a mess of snowflakes together.
Lisa tried out this technique during a hands-on workshop in St. Louis with the author of the book Marion Nichols, fondly known there as the “Snowflakey Lady.” You start out folding the paper in a certain way and then you cut out a complex shape, so that when you open the snowflake, you see a repeating motif, like this trombone…
and this trumpet.
We quickly got the hang of folding the paper by following the clear illustrations in the book.
Lisa displayed all of the unique snowflakes that everyone cut out on her windows, making for a delightful winter exhibit to enjoy inside and out.
The musical snowflake template book isn’t available online, but you can buy a similar book called 100 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes: A Magical Menagerie of Kirigami Templates to Copy, Fold, and Cut.