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3 D Holiday Ornaments

Three Dimensional Holiday Ornaments

These 3-D fan fold ornaments came to mind one day while I experimented with different ways to make folding snowflake patterns similar to paper doll chain crafts. For best results, print ornament sets on regular paper, landscape setting to ensure the largest coloring surface possible for most patterns. Use colored markers, colored pencils or crayons to decorate the images. To hang, use an ornament hanger, a paperclip, yarn or string. Punch the hole with a standard classroom grade hole punch to make the opening in which to insert the ornament hanger or string or yarn.

For fan fold designs, color the entire design first with multiple or solid colors before folding. Cut out the design along solid lines then fold the paper along the dotted lines. Attach the ends together with staples, tape or glue. Thread string, yarn or ornament hanger through the hole. If you are happy with the results, coat the ornament (outside) with spray fixative to preserve.