Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cutting snowflakes while it snows

I've been watching the snow fall outside all morning and decided to cut a few flakes of my own.  I left all of my wonderfully prepared rectangles at school so dug out some old coffee filters to make these flakes.  The folding proceedures I used were the same and the coffee filters have a weight similar to tissue paper.  I flattened the filter, folded and started to cut.  I love the ability to surprise myself with random cuts as well as the ability to plan my cuts for a preconcieved flake design.  There are lots of sites on the internet for flake cutting instructions.  I prefer to fold the paper in half then into thirds and a final half fold prior to cutting.  I found a wonderful page describing this proceedure which included how to incorporate the protractor into the process for precise measuring on the site There's a Dragon in my Art Room.  The project is "A Proper Snowflake".   Here are some of my flakes and also some pictures of the natural stuff outside!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your comments on my blog, and for linking my snowflake instructions too! And congrats on what appears to be a new blog. And since you are new, I'm giving you a link to a post that I wrote with advice for getting blog visitors. Here it is: I suggest you add a 'followers' gadget so that we can follow you and find our way back easily again.

    By the way, I am in eastern NY, just came home yesterday from a visit to our son in Boston. It appears you are somewhere in MA?