Last year I did several posts about making snowflakes and posted a pattern here (http://timquilts.com/2012/12/03/snowflake-pattern/)
Here is another tutorial and a pattern
For this snowflake I am using an 18″ square piece of paper.
The folding is the same for whatever size paper you use. Most often I use regular computer printer paper (8.5″ x11″) and cut it square
First fold it in half along the diagonal
Next fold it in half again
Now fold in one-third to the center
and then fold in the remaining third
It will look like this on the other side
Next draw on the design…here is the PDF for this one (snowflake-12–1-13)
you can make any design you want and it can be very simple or very complex…no rules!
then cut it out
And carefully open it up
I then press them with an iron and light steam to make them flat
give it a try and have fun!