Paper Snow, designing the perfect snowflake from your Windows Phone

I’m sure many remember making paper snowflakes in an Arts and Crafts class during their Elementary School years.  Paper Snow is a creativity app that brings the art of creating paper snowflakes, which so many school kids are creating this time of year, to our Windows Phones.

Your creations can be shared on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as saved locally to your Pictures Hub.  Paper Snow is a simple, fun app available for Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices but oddly addictive.

The main page for Paper Snow calls on you to select your paper fold type.  From there you make your paper cuts by using one of the cutout shapes or by free-hand.  Paper Snow has a wide variety of shapes that include stars, candles, stockings and other Seasonal shapes.  Each shape can be resized by touch.  To cut shapes free-hand, just tap/hold the screen and sketch out your cut shape.

Once you have the shape in place, tap the Cut Icon at the bottom of the screen.  Repeat the steps until all your cuts have been made and then tap the Open Icon to open up your piece of paper to reveal your paper snowflake design.  If you need to make additional cuts to get the snowflake to look just right, tap the back button and cut a little more.

When your snowflake is complete you can then add a background image, share the snowflake, set it as the app’s Live Tile image or save it to your Windows Phone Picture Hub.  Please note that the text in the below sample was added with Fantasia Painter, not Paper Snow.  Thinking about it though, having the ability to add text to your paper snowflake image wouldn't be a bad feature for Paper Snow.

Paper Snow Sample

There really isn’t much to Paper Snow but there’s an odd addictive quality to the app that keeps pulling you back to see how creative you can get with your paper snowflake designs.  Paper Snow is a fun, seasonal app for all ages and I can see it being a perfect app for those who take advantage of the Kid’s Corner on their Windows Phone.

Paper Snow is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices.  Based on the Store listings there’s a slight design difference in the two but the functionality is the same.  Paper Snow is a free app that you can find here (opens in new tab) in the Windows Phone Store.

Update: Just received an email from the developer who has identified a bug in Paper Snow that causes the app to crash after a cut has been made.  We didn't experience this while testing out the app but the good news is that an update has been submitted to the Store for certification that should fix the problem.

QR: Paper Snow

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • I have never seen an app like this ever, it's pretty nifty. I sat there and made like 5 the other day. I like that it has built in shapes, and then lets you do your own cuts. Nice touch on the number of folds too.
  • I love it!
  • The app doesn't open. It just shuts down right away ( Lumia 1520 )
  • Hi, I'm the developer of the App. That is a known bug and an update with the Fix has been submitted to the store which will be avaialble soon. Please give it a try after you get the update. Thanks!
  • Hello, I'm the developer of the App.
    The current version of Paper Snow has a bug which causes it to crash while launching or while drawing the cuts on Paper in some cases. An update has been already submitted to the Store which Fixes the issue and it will be available for download soon.
    If the App is crashing for you, please wait for the update.
  • Everything fine except hand drawing. Can't wait to see it complete and bug free :)
  • Thanks for waiting! :)
  • Please excuse my curiosity, where are you from so that you've got to the snowflakes? Not from Malta or New Zealand I bet? :)
  • I'm a WP Developer from India and who likes craft.. :)
  • Oh I see:)
  • Trying to make cuts..  the hourglass just keeps spinning.  Hoping the update fixes the problem.
  • Not for me but I am really feeling pride for my Windows Phone.