How to Make a
Snowflake (6-sided)
Paper Cutting

Snowflake (6-sided, or 12 repeats) fold and cut paper cutting, is one of the most popular fold and cut methods that people like to make snowflakes around New Year and winter time.

The snowflake folding method is a little challenge compared to the 4-sided fold and cut, but easier than the 5-sided folding method. In this page I will show you step-by-step how to fold and cut.

Snowflake fold and cut will have 12 layers paper together, so the cutting should be a little bid harder than the 4 sided (8 layers) and 5-sided (10 layers) cuttings.


I designed this 5 and 6 points folding template, and found it was very easy to showing students how to fold the paper without any problems. At here I am sharing it with you for free, so you'll fold perfect paper with it and trouble free

5 and 6 Points Folding Template

Click the template image or text link to download the template. Include 5 and 6 points folding instructions


1. Follow the line fold the paper into half.

2. Find the center point at the folded side and make a crease.

3. Put the template 6 points (blue corner) to the center point, as the picture 3 shows.

4.    Fold the paper to the side of the template.

5. Then move away the template.

6. Fold the paper as the picture 6 showing.

7. Fold the paper again.

8. You finished a perfect 6 points or 6 repeats folding.

Go to  Snowflake patterns and print them

they are free to download.


After you print the pattern, you can also make the pattern bigger to fit your cutting, cut it out as the pictures showing

    Put the pattern onto the folded paper in the same direction.

You can draw the pattern or trace the pattern on the folded paper.

Now use the scissors and start cutting your paper. Always cut the inside lines first

The last cut is the outside line

Carefully open it by reverse the folding steps

Enjoy your beautiful paper-cutting

Video Instructions
How to Make a Snowflake Fold And Cut

Snowflakes (6-Sided Paper) Folding and Cut Patterns

Symmetrical (2-Sided) Fold and Cut Patterns

4-Sided Fold and Cut Patterns

5-Sided Paper Folding and Cut Patterns

8 Sided Fold and Cut Patterns

Chains Paper Cutting Patterns

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