My five year old daughter was teaching her friend how to make snowflakes on Monday afternoon. They were folding the paper into smaller and smaller rectangles until I had to do the cutting for them. Of course, my daughter chose construction paper instead of something thin, like printer paper.
This put me in the mood to make snowflakes. I used to spend a class period with my sixth grade students teaching them to make snowflakes (first eight sided, then six for those ready to be challenged.) After we decorated my classroom, I would ask them to write instructions that someone else would understand to make snowflakes. That was quite a task. It did help them think about writing more clearly.
Check out my tutorial page with some directions and photos for my six sided snowflakes. I know there are pages out there for making snowflakes, but this way I don’t have to search for the perfect site myself anymore. I already have the photos but I have to get the kids into bed before I can work on something more complicated than typing.