How to make a snowflake carnival costume

With the Winter season upon us and the weather turning cold, you might like to try making this beautiful snowflake themed carnival costume. It is simple to make from paper, and you can get as creative as you like with the decorative snowflakes.

You will need

  • A4 paper (and preferably a printer)

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Glue

  • Silver glitter, if you want to add some sparkle!

Step 1 - Create your headdress base

The first step for all the designs is to create the headdress base. You can do this with two pieces of A4. Download and print out the templates on page 9 & 10 of this booklet.

Snowflake Carnival Costume - Instruction Booklet & Template
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No printer? No problem - you can copy the shapes in the pictures below.

To put your base together you first take part 1, and stick one side of part 2 to it. Then measure around your head to stick the other end of part 2 to the other side of part 1. This forms a crown shape, where the top of heart shape will sit above your eyebrows.

You then take part 3 and part 4 and glue them to the inside of your crown shape, so that one of them crosses over the other to form a kind of top to your base like in the picture below.

Create your snowflakes

Now create your snowflakes. You can make a variety of different sizes, and you can use any colour paper you like.

We recommend you use A4 paper. You will be folding it into sections (so that you have 16 creases) before you cut some shapes. Here is how:

First fold your paper in half. Then fold in half again.

Next fold the top corner on one side down to the bottom of the rectangle like in the picture below. Then fold again to create a flat cone shape.

Next you can draw some shapes on the cone shape, which you can then cut out to create your snowflakes. You can be as creative as you like!

If you want to have quite a round snowflake shape then you can fist cut off the top triangle part of the cone and then snip shapes into the top too. When you have made your snowflakes, you can choose to add a bit of glitter to them to make them sparkle!

Decorate your headdress

Now its the fun part, decorating your headdress base with the print out shapes and snowflakes that you have made. You can be as creative as you like here, but it is a good idea to stick snowflakes at different levels on the headdress to create height.

In the example below we have also added some blue stars and curled some icicle shapes (all available in the downloadable template on pages 17 & 18) to the side.

Snowflake collar

Here is a really great carnival collar which you can make, which is designed to look like a big snowflake! It is simple to make. You can either print out the templates on pages 11 - 16 of the download, or copy the shapes below on to 6 pieces of paper.

You need 2 of the following shapes:

And four of theses shapes. You can draw them on a4 paper if you are unable to print:

Cut out your pieces and create your collar

Once you have your 6 pieces of A4 paper which will make up the collar, you can cut the shapes out. You will have 6 shapes as you see in the picture below. For your second semi-circle piece you can cut the two tabs off. You can then glue it all together.

That's it your finished carnival snowflake costume! Our designers have decorated the collar with extra snowflakes too, to give it a really wintery feel! Brr!

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