NOTE: The paper snowflake images and patterns on this site are for personal and educational use only. Commercial use is strictly prohibited without the expressed written permission of David C. Stredulinsky.
The pattern on the right has 8 points so it should really be called a "star". The paper is folded 3 times to make 2 different sets of 4 identical points. Printing on thinner paper such as letter writing pad paper makes it easier to fold and cut.
The pattern on the right has six points. The paper is again folded three times but at 60 degree angles, which means it will have two different sets of three identical points.
This pattern also has six points but the paper is folded four times to create six identical points. It is harder to make since there are twice as many layers of paper to cut through, so it is best to use thin paper.
Click on any of the snowflake images to bring up a pattern and instructions that you can print, fold and cut out:
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Sample Snowflake Patterns
This page contains links to sample patterns & instructions that you can print and use to make your own snowflakes. One pattern has eight points and is the easiest to fold. Real snowflakes have six points, as do some of the examples on this website. Technically, if it doesn't have six points or sides then it should be called a "star" and not a snowflake but I prefer to call them all paper snowflakes. Click on any of the Snowflake links below, to view then print out the pattern page.