1. Start with a square piece of paper (cut off the extra rectangle portion if using an 8.5x11 piece of computer paper).
2. Fold your square in half diagonally, matching opposite corners. Fold your newly formed triangle in half 2 more times.
3. Cut out all gray or black shaded regions.
4. Unfold, hang up, and enjoy!
-Thinner paper will be easier to work with and cut.
-Be sure your starting paper is square and your folds are neat and crisp. Ensuring these items will yield the best results.
-Having an Xact-o knife on hand will allow you to cut finer details (I only had a pair of scissors on me at the time of creation, so I wasn't able to make as many cuts as I had initially wanted).
-Resist the urge to unfold your snowflake before you've finished cutting. You'll get the most crisp edges and repeating patterns if you keep it folded until done.
-Be careful on narrow edges that touch folds (e.g. the mushroom head on the Mario snowflake or Link's foot). You don't want to accidentally cut the fold portion off -this will cause your snowflake to fall apart.
-Have patience while cutting (taking a break if needed) and remember to have fun!
To open: Hold down 'Ctrl' (for PC or 'command' for Mac) then click 'Download File' to open the PDF in a separate browser tab/window.
For best results, print at "100% Scale" or "Actual Size."