10 Amazing Snowflake Templates

An illustration of paper snowflakes being cut out on a table with a winter night outside of the window

The Spruce / Jaime Knoth

These free, printable snowflake patterns and templates will help you create beautiful paper snowflakes that you can use as a decoration around your home or even as a gift topper for your holiday presents.

The snowflake templates are extremely easy to use. You print a template on regular computer paper and then use the template lines to cut out your snowflake. Some of the templates are very simple and great for kids, while others will take more precision and time but you'll be amazed at the final snowflake.

You'll find classic paper snowflake designs, 3-D snowflakes that require some assembly, and even snowflake templates that feature your favorite characters from movies like Star Wars and Frozen. There are truly some unique paper snowflakes here that you should check out. Talk about taking paper snowflakes to the next level!

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  • 01 of 10

    Snowflake Patterns and Templates

    A boy using snowflake patterns to make paper snowflakes

    It's Always Autumn

    It's Always Autumn has 6 free snowflake patterns and templates that include diamonds, star, lace, hearts, snowmen, and forest snowflakes. These range from easy to advanced and it's made clear on the downloadable PDF file which ones are easy and which are tough. Tips and a video are also available to help you get just the look you want.

    Snowflake Patterns and Templates from It's Always Autumn

  • 02 of 10

    Two Perfect Snowflake Templates

    Cut out paper snowflakes on a blue background.

    Paging Supermom

    If you're looking for a traditional paper snowflake template, these perfect snowflake patterns from Paging Supermom are a must. These snowflake templates work a little bit different than the rest, you print and cut out a snowflake cutting template and then place it on your folded piece of paper. You'll then trace and cut out that design, creating one of these perfect snowflakes.

    There are both written directions and illustrative photos that walk you through each step of creating one of these perfect snowflakes.

    Two Perfect Snowflake Templates from Paging Supermom

  • 03 of 10

    Twelve Free Paper Snowflake Templates

    Three paper snowflake templates

    A Piece of Rainbow

    These snowflake templates are perfect to print out and make some winter snowflakes with the kids. There are twelve free paper snowflake templates over at A Piece of Rainbow. These make simple snowflakes and snowflakes that are more detailed and take a little more time to get just right. There's also a tutorial here to make giant lighted snowflakes, taking it to a whole new level.

    Twelve Free Paper Snowflake Templates from A Piece of Rainbow

  • 04 of 10

    Kirigami Paper Snowflake Templates

    Various paper snowflakes on a red background.

    Omiyage Blogs

    Omiyage Blogs has some free paper snowflake templates that use the Kirigami technique of cutting and folding the paper into snowflakes. These are completely done using standard printer paper. There are three sets of snowflake patterns here and it's recommended that you start with the first set because it's the easiest. Each set has one large and two small snowflake templates.

    Besides having the template available, there are also photos to help you with each step of the cutting. There's no assembly required for these snowflakes.

    Kirigami Paper Snowflake Templates from Omiyage Blogs

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  • 05 of 10

    Star Wars Snowflake Patterns

    A set of Star Wars snowflake templates on a black background.

    Anthony Herrera Designs

    If you're looking for some truly unique snowflake templates that aren't like any of the rest, you'll want to check out these Star Wars snowflake templates from Anthony Herrera Designs.

    There are five years worth of Star Wars snowflakes designs here that include snowflakes that feature Yoda, Storm Troopers, Han Solo, Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Han Solo in Carbonite, BB-8, C-3PO, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and just about every other character you can think of.

    Download the PDF of the snowflake template you'd like to use by clicking on the name of the design, and then watch the corresponding video that takes you through each step of folding and cutting out the designs to create these unique paper snowflakes. There are also some free snowflake templates for Guardians of the Galaxy and Harry Potter.

    Star Wars Snowflake Patterns from Anthony Herrera Designs

  • 06 of 10

    Lacy Snowflake Template

    A pink snowflake created from a paper template.

    How About Orange

    These lacy snowflake templates from How About Orange are similar to the other 3D snowflake patterns on the list, but I included them because I love the two sizes that are available here. 

    After you've printed the snowflake templates you're ready to cut and assemble the squares. Written directions and some photos are available to help you complete these fun winter project.

    Lacy Snowflake Template from Jessica Jones/How About Orange

  • 07 of 10

    Frozen Snowflake Templates

    An Olaf paper snowflake template.

    Anthony Herrera Designs

    If you have kids who are big fans of Frozen, they're going to go crazy over these free snowflake templates of Anna, Elsa, Hans, Kristoff, Marshmallow, Sven, and of course Olaf.

    Download the snowflake template of the character you'd like to create by clicking on the character's name, print it off, and then follow the directions on how to cut and fold the paper. There's a video to show you how if you need more direction.

    Frozen Snowflake Templates from Anthony Herrera Designs

  • 08 of 10

    Snowflake Ballerinas

    Three ballerina snowflake templates hanging from strings.

    Blog a La Cart

    These lovely snowflake ballerinas from Blog a La Cart are created by using any snowflake template or a paper snowflake creation of your own as a skirt for these pretty ballerinas. The paper snowflake skirts are then placed over a cut-out template of ballerinas that are provided at the link above. There are 3 different ballerina silhouettes available so you can choose to use one or all.

    Snowflake Ballerinas from Blog a La Cart

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  • 09 of 10

    Snowflake Templates

    Three paper snowflakes on a tray

    Willow Day

    Willow Day has three free snowflake templates available, for a Dala horse, moose, and snowman. Each template prints out on a single piece of paper. You'll need to fold, cut, unfold, and then enjoy your unique snowflake. You'll need to subscribe to a newsletter to get this free printable but it's free to sign up.

    Snowflake Templates from Willow Day

  • 10 of 10

    Paper Snowflake Patterns

    Mixed race boy holding paper snowflake
    Hill Street Studios / Getty Images

    First Palette has 12 free paper snowflake patterns that go from the traditional to the unique. They incorporate flowers, diamonds, butterflies, hearts, and trees. Each template includes instructions and cutting lines. Detailed folding instructions are also included on each printable template so you make the right folds before you make your cuts. These templates take the guesswork out of making snowflakes so you can make a bunch in just a small amount of time.

    Paper Snowflake Patterns from First Palette