12 Free Paper Snowflake Templates

Free printable paper snowflake templates for kids to cut out! We’ve got a great set of fun and free snowflake cutting guides for your students to practice cutting out simple to intricate paper snowflake patterns. Be sure to check out our free printable snowflake templates, winter mazes, and snowflake coloring pages for more holiday fun.

Paper Snowflake Cut Out Templates

Brrr…it’s cold outside! Let’s visit the wonderful world of snowflakes. Whether you are blessed to live in a cold area that gets a lot of snow or warmer climate that gets little, a snowflake is an amazing creation. We have a great freebie that teachers and parents are going to love! You can teach your kids how to make a beautiful snowflake in the classroom and homeschool with our easy-to-follow paper snowflake template.

Fun Snowflake Facts

But, before we get into all of these fun paper snowflake patterns, let’s talk a little about why snowflakes are so fascinating for all ages. How about some fun facts about snowflakes before we get started?!! Did you know…

  • Snowflakes always have six sides and are similar to the human fingerprint
  • It’s been recorded that no 2 snowflakes are exactly the same.
  • Snowflakes start as tiny ice crystals but then form from water vapor that freezes in the atmosphere.
  • The most fun activity in the snow that kids like to do is building a snowman!
  • Snow is not actually white but clear because of how the light is reflecting off of the ice crystals.
  • When the weatherman predicts a blizzard is coming, people buy more cakes, candy, and cookies than any other food. Yum!

How to Make Paper Snowflakes

Now that we know why a cluster of crystals is so fascinating, let’s create our own and learn how to cut a paper snowflake using simple instructions. Any teacher or student can easily make their own unique snowflakes after following these step-by-step guidelines. And, the best part, in an instant download, all 12 snowflake patterns are free!

Let’s get started with our Paper Snowflake Crafts! Here are the instructions on how to cut out the snowflake with step by step instructions:

  1. Print as many templates as needed. Gather your supplies including colored pencils, scissors, and glue.

2. Cut out snowflake square.

3. Fold on the gray lines as show in step by step images.

4. Continue to fold on the gray dotted lines as show in the diagram.

5. Fold again in half at the mid dotted line.

6. Time to flip the fold back like a bird as show in image.

5. Fold left side back behind with snowflake white pattern in front.

6. Cut away gray areas so only the white pattern is left. See image below as well to get a full view of how to cut away the edges of the snowflake.

7. Once you’ve cut away the gray areas, you should discover what kind of looks like a white bird flying the sky! All that’s left is now your folded snowflake, ready for the unveiling!

Very cool, huh?!!!

12 Snowflake Designs in Printable Format

Grab any or all of these awesome snowflake printables for extra fun this winter season!

Cut Snowflake Pattern Template

Students learn all about the amazing snowflake while practicing how to create their very own. It’s not so hard with easy-to-use steps

Easy to Use Snowflake Template

Creating and cutting is so much fun with our simple snowflake template! Just follow instructions and voila, a beautiful crystal!

DIY Snowflake Instructions

Teach students that while snowflakes are amazing and intricate, they are also easy to recreate with our DIY Snowflake templates.

Free Snowflake Template

Grab this free snowflake design that will teach your kids how amazing a snowflake’s design can be with our easy-to-follow tips!

Template for Snowflake Design

Our templates for snowflakes allow your student’s confidence to soar with our free snowflake cut-out templates.

DIY Snowflake Design

Students use our DIY Cut Snowflake designs to make it easy to create their very own cluster of crystals. Display all over the walls!

DIY Template Snowflake

Many families and friends will enjoy seeing these amazing paper snowflakes the kids get to create in the classroom!

Free Snowflake Template for Kids

Our free snowflake templates allow your kids to create their very own crystal designs in an easy-to-use format.

Snowflake Template Cut-Out

Students will love creating their own snowflake you can download immediately and get to work on immediately in the classroom or at home.

Snowflake Cut Out Worksheets

Teach kids how to make a snowflake with our DIY Snowflake Templates! Kids will have a blast creating their own designs.

Snowflake Patterns Printables

Snowflakes are easy to create with our step-by-step instructions on all of our free snowflake worksheets!

Worksheets to Teach Patterns

Have a ton of fun with your students creating and cutting snowflake patterns they can hang up as a keepsake!

Looking for more free snowflake templates and resources? Check out these fun snow crafts below:

Comments (5)

  • Theodora Jackson Reply

    I love your projects and curriculum. Keep up the good work for those of us who have very little creativity.

    January 21, 2022 at 7:33 am
  • Avona Preston Reply

    Thank YOU thank you snow much har har har

    January 21, 2022 at 8:27 pm
  • Jennifer Reply

    Trying to make our house look like Buddy the Elf decorated… Thanks so much!

    December 2, 2022 at 9:52 pm
  • Genevieve Reply

    I just tried this during my planning time. Some of these are inverted, where the gray part is the final snowflake.

    December 14, 2022 at 7:31 am
    • valerie Reply

      Hi Genevieve,

      Thank you for letting us know! It does look like some were reveresed. We’ve updated the paper snowflake templates, see if you can refresh the page and redownload 🙂 Thanks!

      December 15, 2022 at 2:26 pm

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *