How to make 6 different Frozen paper snowflakes:
I’ve always enjoyed making paper snowflakes. It’s such an easy and affordable way to add some beautiful decor for the holidays. All you need is some white paper and scissors! In college I would make tons and hang them from the ceiling. At work I have programs with our kids and we make snowflakes to decorate the windows. So I’ve gotten some good practice at it!
I used to do very simple snowflakes, just folding the paper four times and cutting out random shapes. Then someone taught me how to fold your paper to make 6 sided snowflakes, which are so much prettier. After doing that I discovered how to make patterns with your snowflakes, often using templates online. And once I’d been doing that for awhile I started experimenting with my own patterns.
Elsa even has instructions for how to make 6 sided snowflakes:
Of course I love to add a little Disney twist! Paper snowflakes are a cool way to add a hint of Disney because sometimes it’s very subtle and you might not notice at first – or you can make it obvious by doing things like cutting out Mickey heads. This year I decided to do a bunch of Frozen paper snowflakes and I’m excited to share them with you!
Some of them are patterns I found online, which I will link to here, and some of them I just created myself, in which case I will do my best to share how I did them. I also prefer snowflakes that only cut on the edges so you can just use scissors – if you choose a pattern that involves cutting in the middle then you have to use an exacto knife. Only one of the Frozen snowflakes I made used this technique, and that was the snowgie one.
Disney provided a template for a number of paper snowflakes when the movie first came out, including one with Olaf. He’s immediately recognizable! You can use the template below to try your own version.
Also from the template shared above, you can find a cute Sven snowflake here!
These snowgies are adorable, but the it’s tricky to cut out their eyes! If you have an exacto knife that will help, otherwise it will be a little more challenging with scissors. Find the template here.
At first glance this seems like a fairly typical snowflake, but if you look at the white portion you can actually see it looks (a bit) like Elsa’s crown. This is one I created myself, so while I don’t have a professional template you can see what I did. Feel free to print and trace it or just freehand it based on this if you like:
I wanted to create a snowflake that involved the flower symbol you find on the Arandelle flag. So again I created my own, which I’m sharing here:
Frozen logo snowflake
Finally, this is another one from the template I shared at the beginning from Disney. They have a few more “generic” snowflakes but I felt like this was the one that looked the most similar to the snowflake involved in the intro and logo.
Other blog posts of interest:
Have you ever tried making some Frozen paper snowflakes?