a 3-D snowflake with 20 / plastic 6-pack ring holders.
STEP 1First, lay one set of rings flat face up
and length-wise to use as a number pattern. With a magic marker, place the number 1 in the middle between the first two rings; the number 2 between the
second two rings, and the number 3 between the third. At the top, mark the first ring with the number 4; the second with the
number 8; and the third with the number 6. At the bottom, mark the first ring with the number 5; the second with the number
9; and the third with the number 7. You will be referring to this as you work with the 20 6-pack rings.
two 6-pack rings back-to-back and staple them to each other in the middle at points 1, 2 and 3 as marked on your number pattern.
This makes one pair. Now, make 9 more pairs just like you just did for a total of 10 pair.
each side of each pair, fold points 4 and 5 toward each other and staple them together. Repeat with other side. Then do the
same with points 6 and 7 of each side. Notice that you only have the middle rings left open.
all the pairs together by stapling one pair’s front 8 to the next pair’s back 8 and one pair’s front 9 to
the next pair’s back 9. Be careful to align all the pairs the same way. Continue until all pairs are attached, so you
have a long streamer. (To make a party streamer, just continue making and attaching pairs this way until the streamer is as
long as you want it to be.)
STEP 5Cut 2 strings. Run the first string through the front loop of
all the pairs at points 4-5. Gather the snowflake in a circle, and tie tightly. Repeat with the back loop of all the pairs.
Staple 8s and 9s where the circle joins.
6 Tie the string ends together to form the hanger. Or, you can cut off the string ends and tie a ribbon or piece
of yarn to the back instead.
7If you like it plain, you’re done. If you’d prefer, decorate it with glitter, spray paint (silver
paint works great) or spray snow.