Making the Cut
Whether the snow is falling outside or not, you can provide some flurries of your own on December 27, Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day. Paper snowflakes are simple, easy-to-make decorations that instantly create a festive atmosphere. And like real snowflakes, no two are exactly alike! Simply fold a square piece of paper in half diagonally
to make a triangle, fold it in half again to make another triangle, and then fold it into thirds. Next, use scissors to cut straight or wavy
lines into the finished triangle. As you unfold
your paper, you’ll find a perfectly unique and symmetrical flake. The cutting of paper snowflakes was born with Japanese origami
in the Far East. It is likely that the French mastered the art of cutting paper doll chains
from Japanese origami, and snowflakes evolved from those dolls.