Twirly Paper Snowflake Tutorial

twirly snowflake

Last of the 3 part snowflake tutorial series. Hope you have been having fun making the other two snowflakes, cookie cutter paper snowflake and piping paper snowflake. Then a surprise forth snowflake, the twisted paper snowflake. If you make something using this tutorial, please upload pictures of it in our Flickr group to show it off to everyone. You may be featured on Simply Modern Mom.

3 snowflakes

Measurements and sizes are according to the snowflakes I made for this tutorial. You can adjust to make a snowflake bigger, smaller or fuller.


  • cardstock paper (must use a thick type paper like cardstock)
  • paper cutter, scissors
  • pens, pencils or markers
  • stapler
  • ribbon, string or thread
  • low adhesive tape
  • hole punch or other embellishments for the center
  • glue

1. Cut your paper into 1/2″ x 6″ strips. Cut 6 strips.

twirly snowflake strips

2. Tape one end of the strip diagonally to a pen, pencil or marker. Twist the rest of the strip around the marker, then tape the second end. Do to all 6 strips. Let it sit for about an hour or so.

twirly snowflake on markers

3. Unravel the paper from the marker.

twirly snowflake curls

4. Take two of the curled paper and join them together in the center, they are across from each other. Then take two more curled paper and space it evenly between the previous two strips.

5. Staple that first portion in the center.

twirly snowflake staple

6. Take the last two strips and space it evenly on the open part of the snowflake. Staple it again. You may want to staple a few more times to keep the strips secured.

twirly snowflake stapled

7. Hole punch a different colored paper and glue the punched circles to the center, covering the staples. Or add other types of embellishments.

twirly snowflake hole punch

twirly snowflake embellished

8. String it with ribbon or strings using glue or tape on the back.

twirly snowflake glued

twirly snowflake outside

28 Responses to “Twirly Paper Snowflake Tutorial”

  • Tami

    Just stopping by to let you know that I’ve featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them. 🙂 If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  • karen

    Tiffany- the cork screws remind me of the curls I am always trying to achieve in my hair!
    We thought this project would make a great addition to our winter gallery at theclassroomcreative. We are always looking for new and innovative ideas if there is anything else you would like to share please submit and idea. Thanks, Karen

  • Librarian

    Very cute! I’m planning to have kids make these during a winter-themed storytime. Instead of stapling, I’m going to punch a small hole in the end of each strip and use a brad to attach them together.


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