Origami Volumetric Snowflake
The natural beauty of a snowflake is in perfect symmetry. Ice crystals grow, forming rays. The rays are joined by many edges that form a unique pattern. The same number of rays never produces a repeating pattern – this is the mystery and miracle of the phenomenon.
A three-dimensional radiant snowflake made of paper, made according to the proposed instructions, fascinates with its clarity and regularity of lines, and the rhythm of the pattern. At the same time, it is graceful and airy. In this work, eight identical parts are glued together by joining petals and closed into a ring. To make petals the same in size and appearance, you will have to work a little with a pencil and ruler.
Place one sheet of paper vertically and mark the folds, measuring 2.5 cm from each edge along the top and bottom lines.
The edge of the folded paper is very narrow; a ruler will help you bend the edge of this part evenly.
Turn the figure over, and glue the center line, being careful not to let the glue go beyond the edges.
Make an additional fold along the narrow sides, pressing in the central marked line, and forming an accordion.
Repeat all the steps up to the step 18 times to create 8 identical elements of the future snowflake.
You can experiment with the size, shape, number of elements, and color of the paper. You can get an elegant garland from small radiant snowflakes, strung on a thread. Snowflakes made from an enlarged template will look very impressive in the festive decoration of large halls.