Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day

Children all over the world create snowflakes by cutting them out of paper. It’s a fun and educational activity that helps children get into the holiday spirit. It also provides parents with a wonderful keepsake of their child’s artistic expression.

These paper snowflakes often decorate classrooms, school hallways, and sometimes even homes. This timeless tradition has been observed for a very long time and is now celebrated with its own holiday.

A holiday known as Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day is observed annually on December 27th. This date is ideal because many children are home for winter break and are likely in need of a project to keep them occupied.

The History of Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day

The creation of cut-out snowflakes can be traced back to the ancient Japanese art of origami. In the 17th century, this technique began to be used to make paper snowflakes. By the 19th century in the U.S., schoolchildren started making cut-out snowflakes, and the practice has continued ever since.

Unfortunately, we’re unsure of exactly when this holiday was created, although we believe it has only been around for the past few years. Initially, we were puzzled as to why Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day was placed on the calendar after Christmas.

Most classrooms start making them earlier in December. Then we realized that it was scheduled during winter break, likely created by a parent to keep their child entertained during this period.

Facts About Snowflakes

We’re bending the rules a bit here by listing facts about “real” snowflakes instead of paper ones, but there isn’t much to say about cut-out snowflakes, so we thought we’d entertain everyone with some facts about actual snowflakes.

  • The shape of a snowflake is determined by humidity and temperature.
  • A snowflake falls at a rate of approximately 4 miles per hour.
  • If a snowflake has many layers, it can appear to have a blue tint.

Observing Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day

The primary way to enjoy this holiday is by making cut-out snowflakes from paper. As mentioned earlier, it’s an excellent activity to keep a child engaged during their Christmas break.

It also allows for a bit of artistic expression. While making paper snowflakes, people should use the hashtag #MakeCutOutSnowflakesDay on their social media posts to spread the word about this holiday to parents who might find it useful.

When is it?
This year (2024)
December 27 Friday
Next year (2025)
December 27 Saturday
Last year (2023)
December 27 Wednesday
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