Here's a little project to get yourself in the holiday spirit. This was my treat today after shipping ten orders, so what did I do to take a break from Nifty? more craftiness of course!
Here's what you need: white computer paper, a nice pair of pointy scissors, and perhaps some sort of pen or pencil. Instructions: Start by folding it in half long ways and then find the center of that on the fold. I marked it with a black pen but all you really need is a little crease there so you know where it is.
Now here is the trickiest step, fold over one half of your paper to make a triangle, starting at the midpoint and ending so that the corner lines up with the edge of your paper. Then fold in the other side.
If this is confusing, hopefully this will help. When you undo those two folds you will have a creases on the dotted lines shown in this photo. You are trying to get a nice equilateral hexagon, so you can just snip off the extra corners like in the photo on the right.
Now comes the fun part, where you can get creative! Here are some important things to remember: to get your six points you want to cut away a triangle from the open edge(not the folded ones!) so that you will get your six distinct points. You can see where I have marked it in the photo on the left. I don't just cut it out a boring triangle though, you can see what I did in the photo on the right. Make sure you are always cutting through every layer too!
Then it is the really fun part where I cut out little shapes out from the two folded edges of my triangle, being mindful to leave enough of the fold still intact so that my snowflake will not fall apart. I also like to keep an equal amount of paper left between all the cutouts, it is what will give it that delicate look at the end. Then you just open it up and see the little beauty! I used my iron on the lowest possible setting to get them a little flattened and then hung them up on a window using tiny bits of scotch tape.