Everyone knows how to make paper snowflakes, but the kind you learned to cut in kindergarten can get a little boring. However, they are free DIY holiday decorations, and they don't have to be a generic snowflake design. They can be anything you want, from nerdy math kirigami t ...more
Foodies and big-time chefs like Thomas Keller go crazy for fleur de sel. This finishing salt appears in fancy eateries and cookbooks the world over, and in the early 2000s, it was not uncommon to see diners in a high-end restaurant sprinkle a pinch of fleur de sel on their pla ...more
LEGOs are more than just a toy for young children— it's an emerging art form combining photography, stop-motion (i.e., brickfilms), and imitative models that portray today's pop culture as it is. It's something visual culture analysts are sure to be studying over the next deca ...more
We've all made them. I remember making hundreds of paper snowflakes when I was in elementary school. You take a piece of paper and fold it in half, then fold it in half again. You now have a piece that is one fourth the size of the original. Now you fold it in half diagonally. ...more
Christmas decorations aren't cheap. From outdoor lighting to fir trees, decorating for the holidays can break the bank. That's where ingenuity comes into play, like hacking battery-operated Christmas lights, modifying lighting patterns and building Christmas tree ornaments fro ...more
Check out this video to learn how to make a 3D paper snowflake for the holidays. Follow the text at the bottom of the video as supplemental instructions. Remember to use your scissors.
It's Monday, which means once again, it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought we'd take a look at building a sliceform model of a hyperbolic paraboloid. Rachel Mansur put up two posts on her Modula ...more
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree...how beautiful would a Christmas tree be, though, without any ornaments? If you've finally hit the tree lot and picked out the perfect grand fir, make sure it shines bright by decorating it with several of these intricate lacy snowflake de ...more
Watch this nail art tutorial to learn how to create snowflake nails for the holidays. Great look for the entire winter season! Paint a bse coat and then paint your nails blue (or whatever color you may choose). Use white nail polish with a fine tipped brush to create your snow ...more
For the holiday season, a great knitting project is a snowflake design. It's perfect for handmade Christmas gifts. You can knit just one, or a row of them, or use them as full pattern on a sweater or blanket—or whatever project you choose. Here is the snowflake graph to follo ...more
Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet broomstick lace. This crochet method creates an intricate snowflake pattern. Use any type of yarn, a crochet needle and a size 19 knitting needle to complete this project. You can even use a knitting needle made out of a PVC pi ...more
Fractals and stars are two of the most beautiful and complicated-looking classes of geometric objects out there. We're going to explore these objects and how to carve them on a pumpkin. Unlike the last one on carving polyhedral pumpkins, where we used the entire pumpkin to car ...more
In order to make a pair of baby shoes from gum paste, you will need the following: a pattern/template from Cake Central, gum paste, a paint brush, a knife, foam, mini flower cutter, rolling tool, a cutting tool, a quilting tool, dust brushes, snowflake luster dust, and edible ...more
Create a beautiful royal icing snowflake to top a cake using this simple how-to from http://www.Wedding-Cakes-For-You.com. To start, draw out a snowflake (she shows you how) on a dry erase board or piece of paper, place wax paper over it and then trace your snowflakes with roy ...more
Watch this instructional crochet video to crochet a galaxy stitch. This crochet method creates an intricate snowflake pattern. Use any type of thread and crochet needle to complete this project. This galaxy or snowflake pattern creates a complex crochet weave for warm yet brea ...more
Even if you've put aside your percolator and have gone the way of the pod coffeemaker, there are still dozens of ways to use your leftover coffee filters. Incredibly cheap, absorbent, and shaped with a ruffle, coffee filters are useful in the kitchen, garden, and around the ho ...more
Make a 3D paper snowflake using origami techniques and a stapler. You need ten 4x4 squares of paper.
In this video, we learn how to make a great 3D paper snowflake. First, fold a square blue piece of paper into a triangle. Then, draw lines from the middle to the top going in the triangle shape. Cut these lines on both sides, avoiding the middle and the very top. Make sure you ...more
For as long as I can remember, I've always sucked at wrapping presents. No matter how careful I am, my gift-wrapping usually ends up looking like a toddler did it, so I'm always looking for easy ways to spruce up my packages. If you've got a lot of gifts to wrap, store-bought ...more
Some people put up their holiday decorations as soon as Thanksgiving is over. Some wait until Christmas Eve. Right now, the only thing in my whole apartment that would tip you off is a tiny little fake tree on the counter. I've been planning on decorating all month, but I have ...more
This video will show you how to make an interesting 3D paper snowflake. You will need 6 pieces of paper, some scissors, glue and a stapler. First, make 6 squares which are the same size. After folding the squares across its diagonal axis into a triangle and folding it over aga ...more
Don't spend all your hard-earned money on store-bought Christmas decorations this year. Spend it on cheap paper and make your own Christmas decorations, like this origami snowflake. This isn't simply cutting out a cute snowflake design with scissors— this is folding paper, or ...more
This isn't your grandma's paper snowflake! Get creative and add a new dimension to your winter decorations. You will need two 8 by 8 inch pieces of white paper, a pair of scissors, a stapler, string, glitter, glue and iridescent cellophane. This is a fun holiday craft project. ...more
Every Christmas tree needs a topper, but most of them are boring and generic. If you want something a little more unique, making it yourself is a great way to go, and a DIY Weeping Angel topper is a good twist on a classic, but not everyone is a Dr. Who fan. One thing that ev ...more
Learn how to make 5-fold symmetry snowflakes. This video tutorial shows the five-fold symmetry technique of folding and cutting paper snowflakes for winter holiday decoration of gift cards.
Last post, we looked at fractal cookies based off of the recipe by Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories. In this post, we'll follow their recipe for fractal cupcakes based off of the Koch Snowflake, which we used previously to decorate pumpkins for Halloween. This past Sunday, I d ...more
It's Monday, and once again it's time to highlight some of the community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. In addition, I thought we'd take a look at having fun with the geometrical properties of polygons and circles by using one of the best circles I know, the p ...more
When it comes to the holidays, there's definitely no shortage of ways to geekify your experience. You can make your own nerdy ornaments with a Weeping Angel tree topper, or go with traditional decorations that are mathematically perfect. But if you want something simple (and ...more
Snowflakes aren't much to look at during a storm, but when you look real close, you can see just how marvelous they really are. But winter is over and most of us can no longer enjoy the intricate nature of ice crystallization, unless you're sticking your head in your freezer. ...more
Remember when you were just a wee little kid and there was nothing better to do on a snowy winter afternoon than cutting out paper snowflakes and unfolding them to see what beautiful shapes and designs would appear? This paper snowflake craft will bring back memories for some ...more
Star Wars season is definitely upon us. No matter where you turn, you can't go a day without being bombarded by merchandising and co-branding advertisements that attempt to draw a parallel between some character from a galaxy far, far away and a galactic cruiser like the Dodge ...more
This video tutorial shows how to make a paper snowflake. Learn how to quickly fold and cut a six-fold symmetrical snowflake for winter holiday decoration or card-making.
In order to make a snowflake wreath ornament, you will need the following: a snowflake punch, adhesive, foam, rhinestones, card stock, a hole punch, a circle cutter, scraps of paper, and ribbon. Punch out 17 white snowflakes and 17 blue snowflakes for each side of the ornamen ...more
For anyone interested in learning how to make their own jewelry, try the simple steps in this arts and crafts tutorial to make a Bali bead and lampwork bracelet. To make the bracelet, you will need jewelry wire, a sterling silver toggle and clasp, crimp beads, Bali stone beads ...more
No two snowflakes are alike. The same goes for people. But a snowflake can easily compliment one's own individual charm, although finding your perfect soulmate snowflake is quite a challenge. Or... it was. TBWA\London has designed a way to pair you with the most compatible sn ...more
This video is about how to make a cool snowflake using a paper. For this you have to take six equal square of any paper. Cut 4 silts on both the sides. Do not join cuts. Take 1 piece of paper and place tap .Flip over one repeat on all . This will be one side of snowflake. Repe ...more
Having short hair is both a blessing and a curse. Short hair is a LOT easier to maintain than long hair, but at the same time there are fewer options for styling. If you have a fancy party or wedding to attend, knock 'em dead with this beautiful romantic curly hairstyle for s ...more
Most paper snowflakes are not representative of the proper 6-sided shape of snowflakes. This tutorial will show you a method which will allow you to make a beautiful and symmetrical realistic six sided paper snowflake. You will need to start with a square piece of paper, which ...more
If you're tired of using the same old ornaments on your Christmas tree year after year, then it's time to experiment with borax snowflakes. It's not only a fun decoration to make, it's a great science project to try out with family and friends. All you need for to make DIY cry ...more
Snowflakes are a beautiful touch to any winter decoration scheme. You can use a crochet hook to make the original snowflake, and then use the process outlined in the video to stiffen it and add some extra color and sparkles to your project.
For all you origami fanatics out there... Why not try this project on for size? In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to origami a pretty impressive snowflake designed by [www.origamidennis.co.uk/ Dennis Walker]. For this project, the recommended paper size is a hexagon w ...more
Here are three different ways to make snowflakes. All you need is paper and scissors. Fold the paper as demonstrated and draw a snowflake design. Then cut! Good luck.
CalTech's Kenneth Libbrecht reveals the sublime beauty of snow crystals when photographed with a specially designed snowflake photomicroscope. The physicist is author of the Field Guide to Snowflakes and The Secret Life of a Snowflake, and recently posted an instructional guid ...more
Got a box full of Christmas lights but don't exactly have a picturesque rooftop to hang the lights from? Or, have too many Christmas lights and too little space to decorate with? To bring festive cheer to your living space, you can place Christmas lights on top of fireplace l ...more
FusionAlliance has a great how-to video to make origami snowflakes for the holiday season. The video has step-by-step instructions on folding the paper, with diagrams included. The background music will help get you into the holiday spirit while you are making your origami sno ...more
Chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, which can only mean one thing: Christmas is nearly here. It's the time of year we're supposed to spend with family and friends, but usually we spend it stressing out over what to buy everyone on our list without going over budget, or sho ...more
In order to make the side step Christmas card, using Cricut, you will need the following: card stock, cutter/trimmer, adhesive, rhinestone, ribbon, and a bone folder. Use the Winter Woodland cartridge to cut out the parts. The snowflake can be found in the layers section. Whe ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make a beaded snowflake ornament for the holidays.
In this tutorial, we learn how to craft quilled Christmas decorations. First, you will need to take paper and cut it into thin strips that are all the same size. After you do this, you will need to take a think stick and wrap the paper around it all in the same place. Once fin ...more
In this video, we learn how to make the best paper snowflakes. First, take a dark blue and white piece of paper and fold it up into a square, then fold into a triangle. Next, grab a pair of scissors and start to cut along all of the sides of the paper. You may have to do this ...more
This video shows how to make a balloon snowflake. This tutorial show you how to make a snowflake with 260 balloons.
Out of time and out of choices for Christmas cards at your store? Fear not. Simply take a gander at this crafting video to learn how to craft a beautiful glittered snowflake decoration you can apply to cardstock to make a Christmas greeting card. This project is made using he ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a snowflake with beads. You will need: clear crystals, beads, and thread. First, string six beads onto the thread. After this, string a crystal next to the beads. Now, tie this and start to repeat the process on the left side of the beads ...more
The video creator teaches us how to make a three dimensional snowflake. He plays some rather Christmas-y music in the background and goes right into explaining the process. He briefly explains what he will do but as the video continues, he focuses on showing rather than explai ...more
We know that many stores are already rolling out with their cheery spring campaigns, and some retailers are even pushing out swimsuits, but let's face it: Winter is still full upon us. But rather than sulk away with the winter blues, have fun enjoying the season by creating t ...more
This video will show you how to tie a thick string or cord into a snowflake-like knot. Be sure to take your time, as there are a lot of loops to make. Also, you'll have to lightly pull the knots into shape a few times to retain the snowflake style. The instructor takes extende ...more
GunterAgency reveals to his viewers how to make a six-side snowflake. In nature, snowflakes aren't four sided, so why continue to make them in that fashion? Through a series of simple folds, the viewer can attain a shape that will allow them to begin making a six-sided snowfla ...more
Our host Dawn teaches how to use the Versa Mark resist technique when stamping a card. Dawn teaches the technique on a Christmas card to create a snowflake background. The basic idea behind this technique is that the Versa Ink is clear and will resist any other ink you put dow ...more
Steps on how to make 3D paper snowflakes for decorating your home. Things you need: 6 pieces of square paper of equal size. scissors. gum. stapler. Steps: 1. Fold one paper to make a triangle. 2. Make three uniform cuts from both directions towards the center leaving a gap alo ...more
Unlike origami, kirigami involves cutting with scissors or an exacto knife. This design is the traditional snowflake.