Three-Sided Easy Snowflake Stencils

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Easy First Step 3-Sided Stencils

First Step 3 Sided Outlines

First Step designs are very simple, elementary patterns with basic cutout shapes which may be useful to introduce math concepts.

How do 3-sided snowflakes form?

Triangular Crystals are no different from ordinary six-sided crystals at the molecular level.

Triangle plates sometimes truncate at around -2 C (28 F) temperature. When corners of the plates sprout branches or arms, an odd version of a stellar plate crystaln can form. Three-sided crystals are rare. How these 3 fold symmetrical crystals form continues to be a mystery. Refer to the Science of snow and ice crystal formation page.

Snowflake paper ornaments can liven up any dull winter day. Bring the blizzard inside with snowflake ornaments and garlands. Decorate the windows, Christmas tree, classroom or office cubicle with paper snowflakes.

Print all patterns on regular or colored paper. Trace the patterns onto foam sheets and aluminum foil to create unique designs.

Stencil snowflakes are perfect for very young children and those who cannot use scissors but want to enjoy creating beautiful snowflake ornaments for the holidays. Outlined, finished snowflake shapes for children can also be used as patterns for crochet, embroidery, latch-hook rugs, wood work, stencil and other personal art projects. These snowflake patterns are completed versions of the fold and cut patterns available in the folding section.

3-Sided Snowflakes Stencils

Finished snowflake shapes for children can also be used as patterns for crochet, embroidery, latch-hook rugs, wood work, stencil and other personal art projects.

3-Sided, triangular snowflakes are rare finds in nature. Here is a close-up set of photographs showing three sided snowflakes. Here's another three sided snowflake that is featured right here on this page. Can you find it? (hint look for #730). Design your own triple sided work of art with blank templates.

Easy 3 Sided snowflake designs for:

  • Beginners
  • Preschool Children
  • People with Special Needs
  • Day care centers
  • Elder care centers
  • Hospital pediatrics
  • Teachers
  • Parents...

Elementary 3 Sided Stencils

Most First Step patterns have just two or three basic cuts; circle, square, triangle. These simple shapes are repeated over 2, 3, 4, and 6 sided designs to demonstrate how varied results can be obtained for different folds using similar cuts.

For example:

First Step 2 Sided outline First Step 3 Sided outline First Step 4 Sided outline First Step 6 Sided outline
The design #2001 forms a cross or an "X" shape when folded with the 2 sided pattern. But when applied to a 3 sided pattern #3001 the same "X" transforms into three arrows converging. When #2001 is applied to the 4 sided pattern
#4001, the cross or "X" resembles the quadrant cross.
when #2001 is applied to a
#6001 6 sided pattern, the shape resembles the Union Jack which is a combination of several different crosses.