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Bring Science Into Snowflakes For Truly Geeky Decorations

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In our Scientific Guide to Celebration, we harness the power of science for enhancing all your celebratory moments. Today, embrace the power of symmetry for maximum science in your decorative snowflakes.

An assortment of physicist-snowflakes. Image credit: @MattJayWhy

Deck the halls with Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and Erwin Schrödinger to up the intellectual caliber of your papercrafts. Check out this video for instructions, or head over to Symmetry Magazine for a full set of patterns to bring Nobel physicists into the holiday season.

Once you've opened up snowflakes to baring the likeness of physicists, why not also broaden your horizons to include other symmetrical features from science?


Hate fiddling with paper but still love snowflakes? Embrace your inner chemist by brewing snowflakes in a bottle.


Are you more of an environmentalist, eager to decorate but dismayed by the wasted resources on a fleeting display? Here's instructions on how to reduce by reuse: recycle beverage can holders into translucent snowflakes: