This activity is inspired by Geoffrey Preston’s exhibition A Symphony of Curves.

Snowflake One

  1. You will need eight sheets of tissue paper.
  2. Fold the tissue over and under (like a fan/concertina).
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  3. When the paper is folded, cut the ends into a petal shape or point.
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  4. Tie a thread around the middle tightly.Snowflake activity
  5. Tie a thread around the middle tightly. Start to pull out the layers of the pompom. First four layers on top on either side.
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  6. Then turn over and pull out the other four layers on the bottom on either side. Fluff your pompom for the perfect shape.
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Snowflake Two

  1. You will need a square piece of white paper.
  2. Fold the paper in half to make a triangle. Then fold over again to make a smaller triangle.
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  3. Fold from point A. – see below. Then fold point C. over – see below.
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  4. Cut the bottom of the triangle – see below.
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  5. Draw out shapes on the triangle then cut them out.
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  6. Unfold the triangle to reveal a paper snowflake!
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Snowflake Three

  1. You need a white A4 sheet of paper.
  2.  Fold the paper under and over like a fan / concertina.
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  3.  When the paper is folded, tie a thread around the middle tightly.
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  4.  Draw out shapes / pattern onto each end of the folded paper.
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  5. Cut out the shapes.
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  6. Unfold the paper to reveal a snowflake. Glue each end together to hold the snowflake in place.
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