Snipping Six-Point Snowflakes.

A few years ago, I found a children's book in a used book store.  It was called Snowflake Bentley, and it was about the guy who discovered the uniqueness  of snowflakes.  It's a really lovely story.  

You can find out more about it HERE.

"Of all the forms of water the tiny six-pointed crystals of ice called snow are incomparably the most beautiful and varied." -- Wilson Bentley (1865-1931)
From the time he was a small boy in Vermont, Wilson Bentley saw snowflakes as small miracles. And he determined that one day his camera would capture for others the wonder of the tiny crystal. Bentley's enthusiasm for photographing snowflakes was often misunderstood in his time, but his patience and determination revealed two important truths: no two snowflakes are alike; and each one is startlingly beautiful. His story is gracefully told and brought to life in lovely woodcuts, giving children insight into a soul who had not only a scientist's vision and perseverance but a clear passion for the wonders of nature. Snowflake Bentley won the 1999 Caldecott Medal.

I felt like making some six-point snowflakes for the infant room and had fun trying that out on the week-end.  

Here's how mine turned out.








I used THIS TUTORIAL if you want to learn how to fold the paper correctly to make your own six-point snowflake.

This is my way of embracing winter!!

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