Thank you so so much for this! I did this with both middle school and high school. They loved it.
I turned it into a communicative task like so:
1. Lead into Christmas theme.
2. Show completed snowflake. Brainstorm words that would be needed to make snowflake (fold, cut, tape, scissors, turn over, corner) Write onto board.
3. Pairs sit face to face, so that one person has their back to me.
4. Person facing me is the instructor. They watch what I'm doing and tell their partner what to do. No hand gestures, English only. Person with back to me has to listen to partner and make the individual snowdrop. Teacher just silently demonstrates at the front of the class.
5. When class has completed, get them to staple each other's snowdrops to make it into one big snowflake.
6. Hang it up in the classroom!
Note: Make sure you have enough tape, scissors and staplers to go around!!
My high schoolers continued to make more, and experimented with pinking scissors and larger numbers of snowdrops per snowflake.
Once again, thank you!