The stomach flu is a cruel anatomical joke. It also isn't very inspiring...
So it's a good thing I had this idea BEFORE I came down with it. Paper snowflakes are a great craft for the recovering invalid. ;)
Also, they're super cheap.
What You Need:
- 6 squares of paper
- (pretty basic stuff, see.)
(If you go big, though, it can make a dramatic star suspended above your Christmas Tree!)
Fold one of your squares in half on the diagonal to make a triangle. Fold it in half again to make a smaller triangle. One of the edges will have a single fold, the next edge will have 2 folds, and the third will be loose.
Starting from the 2-fold side, make 3 equidistant snips towards the single fold side. Cut almost to the single fold, but not quite. These snips should be parallel to the loose side.
|When you open it up, it should look like this. with 3 diamond-shaped snips radiating from the center.|
Next, curl the innermost diamond into a ring and secure with tape. Like so.
|Flip it over and join the second diamond.|
|Repeat with the last two diamonds so you end up with something that looks like this from the side. Really, you could stop right now and just put it on your tree if you wanted; it's pretty enough.|