Mix Concepts of Math Symmetry with Amazing Snowflake Patterns
Snowflake Pattern Medley
If you've never thought of paper snowflakes as important or relevant, get ready to have your mind blown. These aren't your old grandfather's simple fold and cut from a napkin snow crystal pretties. Paper Snowflakes for Children is a virtual encyclopedia of crystal patterns ranging from simple one or two cut designs for total beginners to creations that are virtually impossible to apply scissors or knives to craft.
Simple for beginners - designs with easy folds and cut lines
Four sided doilies - basic square folds, but not true snowflake shapes
Math based - fun patterns using basic triangle, square and circle shapes
Forget me Not - special flakes for commemorative events or personal memories
Festive - holiday theme flakes
Intricate - hard to cut patterns
Fancy flakes - delicate flowery designs
...and so much more
Children can easily learn concepts of mathematical symmetry with paper folding techniques while creating hand crafted snow flower treasures for holidays. Yes, snow flowers. Before the invention of the microscope, no one really knew what snowflakes actually looked like, so the assumption was by many scientists and regular folk that the fluffy ice crystals falling all around were actually ice flowers. At the first sign of snow season skillsaw craft and hobby enthusiasts everywhere will take saw in hand and churn out endless supplies of wooden snow flake ornaments and lawn decorations to welcome the cold blanket soon to cover the land with nature's icy beauty.
Natures gift Educational Symmetrical Snowflakes
While you work feverishly to cut your perfect paper pretty, you can envision fluffy white crystals hanging from the ceiling rafters drifting in the household air currents or dangling in sun-filled winter windows this Christmas and winter season. Make blizzards or blankets of perfect snowflake keepsakes in less than 10 easy steps with easy to understand instructions. Create virtual winter cornucopias of festive holiday tree decorations while enjoying traditional and educational family oriented craft activities. Transform the office, classroom, Sunday school classroom, daycare center or home into a winter wonderland of crystalline castles and adventurous fun. Hang paper cutouts from the ceiling or plaster the windows with mixtures of both colorful and white symbols of falling snow to bring joyful cheer into the room during the cold and dreary winter days. These craft activities may be used freely by librarians, parents, teachers, care givers and children of all ages worldwide. Snowflake decorations are everywhere from stores to holiday gift baskets, Craft & Hobby Supplies and folk art to fabrics. During the holidays, homes, offices businesses and hotels all have one thing in common, snowflake displays in windows, hanging from the ceilings. Ceramic tiles are often stamped with designs. Snow flower decorations are also woven into rugs and carpets of hotel lobbies and corporate office cubicles and other locations where you can to further the education of a budding young scientist.
Printable Snowflake Patterns for Children, Many Shapes and Sizes
For clarification or edification, Paper Snowflakes was my first website beginning at the end of 1999. Initially the website offered my brother's, designs from his blue book. We thought that it would be fun to see if people might pay $1 dollar for a design or sign up for membership privileges. I personally paid for the business license, the cost to buy the domain and hosting and personally designed the entire website, navigation and provided all maintenance. I also spent many hours promoting the site and submitting to search engines, etc. The plan didn't work out well however, even though the site was extremely popular, it didn't come close to paying for itself so after about two years brother told me to yank all of his designs off the site.
This left me at a crossroads. I had already toiled for over two years, spent thousands of hours, caring and feeding the website, promoting it and submitting the content to search engines and schools only to face the prospect of taking down the site or continue on with my own unique designs. I had been dreaming of building craft websites for a while already, so I decided to continue. I develop a good number of new snowflake patterns to replace the old designs, then made a complete copy of all my new patterns on CD which I personally placed in my brother's hands with the request that he preview them. He gave no objections to any design.
Since 2002, I have continuously re-drawn and re-designed the images to make them better quality, more mathematically correct, interesting, easier to cut and to have an educational purpose. My goal was to make the Paper Snowflakes website to be more than a simple work book filled with enjoyable snowflake patterns. I've spent many months investigating aspects of snow flakes, snow crystals, the shapes and sizes of classifications symbols, weather conditions and history. I've built these pages with these aspects in mind to make the site and images valuable for teachers and educators. Today the site resembles more of an encyclopedia about snow and snowflakes than a workbook. My unique designs include 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12 sided flake patterns and templates as well as simple flakes for beginners. Plus, for children and people who cannot use or handle sharp Xacto knives or sharp scissors I've provided stencils and coloring book outlines.
A few years ago I added historic snowflakes by enlarging tiny drawings of designs made by arctic explorers when the first microscopes were made available and other images drawn by people who guessed what these tiny crystals looked like before magnification was possible. The research was fascinating and I was surprised to learn that mentions of tiny hexagonal crystals date back many centuries, originating in China.