This Winter Break Wonders activity is inspired by Dale Chihuly’s sculpture, Azure Icicle Chandelier, found on the bridge of the Modern Art Gallery. Learn more about this artwork, then design your own colorful snowflakes!
Optional: pencil, coloring tools such as markers or crayons, string, or tape
Step 1: To create a square, fold your sheet of paper to make a right angle.
Step 2: Use your pencil to mark the extra paper (that looks like a rectangle).
Step 3: Unfold the paper and use your scissors to cut the line you have drawn.
Step 4: To start, fold your square to make a right angle triangle again. Repeat this step three more times and cut the excess.
Step 5: To create your snowflake design, cut small shapes along the folds. If you have a spare pencil, you can draw these shapes before cutting.
Step 6: Once you have finished cutting, unfold your paper, and admire your work!
Step 7 (optional): To hang your snowflakes, attach string or tape to your snowflake. Add color to your snowflakes using markers, crayons, or anything else you can find. You can even outline the shapes of your holes.
Want to learn more about the winter season? Here are some books we recommend for further learning!
Written by Cayla Jones, museum educator, Crystal Bridges.
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