You've folded one with 6 points, and you've folded one with 5 points. (No, really. Do those first.) Now, you want a 7 pointed snowflake!
We'll start out just the same as we did for the other two.
Fold your 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half.
Find the center of the fold.
Now we really get started.
Fold up the corner of your paper and fold to form two angles, one 25.7 ISH degrees (180/7), and the other 77.1 ISH degrees ([180/7]x3)-- that is, the big angle is 3 times as wide as the small one. Not only do we have the thickness of the paper throwing our angles off, but you just have a whole lotta numbers after the decimals.
You can print and cut out a pattern here if you want some help getting the right angles.
Fold up the other corner against the edge of the fold you just made. Flip it over.
Fold back along the edge of your last fold. (Again, not sure how to word this--look at the picture.)
Flip it over and fold it in half. Cut off the top at the blue lines.
Here are some ideas on designing snowflakes, if you're interested.
I'd love to see your cool 7 pointed snowflakes. If you want to show us what you've made, put a link in the comments!
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