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four sided doilies easyEasy Primary Square Snowflake Folding Patterns

The primary shape in nature is the hexagon. There aren't any naturally occurring 4 sided snowflakes or ice crystals or any other four sided forms (animal, vegetable or mineral) created by natural forces. Four sided snowflakes is an entirely man made invention. Doily flakes are popular shapes because of their simplicity, geometric and easier for little hands to manipulate the folds and cuts. Once the kids get the hang of the 4 sided introduction patterns they can graduate to the 2, 3 and 6 sided patterns. The indigenous population of the Hawaiian Islands utilized the 4 sided symmetrical pattern of the snow flake to make quilts out of pounded bark for ceremonies and special occasions. Originally the quilts were burned in ceremonies but now two-colored cloth snowflake quilts and wall hangings are popular items to create and share or display.

Easy four sided paper cut-out shapes are not only fun to make but useful to help introduce math concepts of symmetry. Once you reach guru stage (expert) with the cutting of these doilies, you can experiment with designing a masterpiece with blank templates.

Snowflake decorations liven up any dull winter day. Bring blizzards of white and colorful snowflake ornaments and garlands to decorate the windows, Christmas tree, classroom or office cubicle.

Print all patterns on regular or colored paper such as printable gift wrap and pretty stationery. Trace the patterns onto foam sheets and aluminum foil to create unique designs. Use sharp scissors. For intricate patterns use small cuticle scissors.

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