Vehicle design starts with lines, some straighter than others. Nissan’s design team has team up with paper toy maker Tougui to take the lines of the Nissan Leaf and Ariya, and translate them into six designs for do-it-yourself paper snowflakes.
“First, you roughly define the proportion of your vehicle, depending on whether you are working on a crossover, a sports car or a small car. You only need a few lines for that,” says Matthew Weaver, Vice President Design, Nissan Europe. “Some lines are very distinctive for our vehicles, such as the floating roof on Ariya. I believe the fewest strokes to form the vehicle shape is ideal. It determines whether your car is recognizable and sometimes it makes it iconic.”
The roof lines of the 2022 Nissan Ariya helped inform one of the snowflakes’ designs.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America
No elaborate material is needed: just paper, a pen (if you prefer to draw the lines yourself instead of printing the template), scissors and some creativity. These snowflakes can be made small or large.
Snowflake patterns and instructions are below.
Share your creation with Nissan by tagging images of your paper snowflakes on social media with #NissanHoliday.