Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Six-Sided Name Snowflake

I love name art. I just counted, and this Name Snowflake project is the 10th version of name art I've shared here at My Creative Life


My inspiration came from Childhood101's post about eight-sided name art snowflakes. I loved the idea, but wanted to make a more realistic six-sided snowflake. 

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Six-Sided Name Snowflake


Materials:

  • copy paper
  • protractor
  • pen
  • sharp scissors

How to Make It:


1. Fold a piece of paper in half lengthwise. Crease it well. While still folded, fold it in half widthwise and mark the center. Do not crease.

2. Line up the protractor in the center of the paper along the folded edge. Mark 60° and 120°. 


3. Use the protractor to draw lines at 60° and 120°. 


4. Carefully fold the paper along both lines. Trim straight across the folded paper to get rid of the points that stick up past the center triangle.


5. Rotate the triangle and write your name on it in block letters. Make sure that some of the letters extend all the way to the top and bottom folds, and that each letter touches the next letter at some point.


6. Cut out your name. The top and bottom folds are still intact in various places, and each letter is connected to the next.


7. Carefully unfold your snowflake and see if you can spot your name six times!


The direction you rotate the paper in step 5 doesn't matter. It's up to you whether you want the first letter of your name to be the largest or the smallest. 


Can you identify which folded name opened to make each of the following name snowflakes? How about the name snowflake at the top of the post?




Each one looks so different, which is the coolest thing about name art. If you give it a try, I'd love to see your name snowflake!

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Interested in one of my other Name Art projects?



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