Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day is always a fun event, as it gives us an opportunity to explore our creative sides. It’s important to pass on this holiday tradition to the children, so they can continue to experience the joy of paper cutting. Gather some paper, scissors and join us in this amazing activity!
Paper cutting has been around since antiquity. It first appeared in China in the 2nd century BC, when paper was a luxury item. Over time, as the technology developed and paper became more affordable, paper cutting became a national treasure, known as “Jianzhi”. As it spread throughout Eurasia, each culture added its own unique touch to the craft. People used paper cutting to decorate their homes and to use in rituals, with a variety of patterns such as triangles, squares, stars, plants and animals.
Did you know that snowflakes:
- Are actually transparent, not white? The whiteness is due to the scattering of sunlight.
- Are made of ice crystals and are therefore considered minerals.
- Come in a variety of shapes, such as stars, needles, columns and plates.
- Are 95% air.
- were first photographed by a Vermont farmer in 1885.
How to take part
It’s easy to take part in Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day! Refresh your memory with some instructions from the Internet, then get your family involved and have a friendly competition to see who can make the best snowflake. Don’t forget to share your creations on social media and surprise your followers!
When is Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day celebrated in 2023?
Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day is observed on December 27 each year.