You will need:
• White A4 paper
• Hot water
1. First, cut your piece of paper into a square, by folding one corner over the over until the sides line up. Then cut off the rectangular strip on the side. To make different sized snowflakes simply cut a selection of small and large squares of paper.
2. With your square folded in half diagonally, fold it in half again – you should now have a right-angled triangle which is a quarter of the size of your original square.
3. Now fold your triangle into thirds – the tip should end up being approximately 30 degrees.
4. Using scissors, cut the bottom of the folded triangle off at an angle – the pointier the angle, the pointier the tips of the snowflake will be. Discard the excess bits of paper.
5. Now it's time to design your snowflake! Draw on shapes with a pencil along all sides, you can do triangles, curves, ovals, narrow slits, whatever you like.
6. Carefully cut out the shapes – younger children may need help from an adult to do this bit as cutting through the multiple layers can be quite tricky!
7. Repeat steps one to six to make more snowflakes in different sizes. Then gently open them all out to reveal your fabulous designs.
8. Now for the salt crystal magic! First, add four teaspoons of salt to a cup of hot water and stir to dissolve.
9. Next, place your snowflake onto a shallow plate, and pour some of the salt water on top. Set aside in a warm place for a few days (an airing or boiler cupboard is a good place) until the water has evaporated and the salt has crystallised.
10. Once dried, use a pair of scissors to carefully remove the snowflake from the plate, and voila! You've got some gorgeous frosty decorations. To display, use some blue tack and stick your snowflake to a window or loop some thread through one of the holes and hang up on your Christmas tree.
Big thanks to Suzie Attaway for putting together this crafting activity! For more fun crafts and styling, check out Suzie's Instagram @craftpropstylist