3D Snowflake Paper Cutting

3D snowflake

3D snowflake paper cutting? Most of the snowflake cuts are flat cuttings, two dimensions. 

Now everything goes to 3D.  ;-) That's include snowflakes. People like to make 3D snowflakes, such as origami snowflakes, 3D paper snowflakes, 3D snowflake ornaments and more, 3D snowflake paper cutting is one of them.

The cutting processing is like the regular snowflake cuttings, then add some creases and curves,  you will get a new look for the 3D snowflake paper cut.

3D Snowflake Paper Cutting How-To:

Tools and Materials:

  • Pointed and sharp scissors
  • white of color copy paper
  • barbecue bamboo stick

Please download this free 3D snowflake pattern, we will use it as practice.

Each 3D pattern will have two different true sized cutting patterns, each size will fit 8" x 8" (20 cm x 20 cm) and 6" x 6" (15 cm x 15 cm) squared paper.

Here is how the 3D snowflake patterns look like:

3D snowflake pattern


  • Print this pattern on white or any color copy paper
  • Follow the dotted lines and folding instructions to fold your paper

You can also make your template first, then cut on origami paper.

Here has two different sized origami paper that I suggest for snowflake cuttings. 

500- 8" x 8" Folia Origami Square Sheets - Assorted Colors

500- 6" x 6" Folia Origami Square Sheets - Assorted Colors

Each pack has 50 sheets each of 10 different primary colors, these sheets are the same color on both sides; economically priced school packs, the paper thickness is perfect for fold and cut snowflake paper cutting.

  • Cut directly from the pattern with sharp scissors
  • Carefully unfold your finished cutting

The finished cutting picture should look like this:

finished 3d snowflake cutting

You will find the crease marked page from the download pattern, follow the red dash lines to make creases.

red dash lines for crease marks

After you made all the creases, it should like this picture:

creased the snowflake

Then use a bamboo stick to roll up or down the folds as you like.

bamboo stick
rolled snowflake
3D snowflake

Mount your 3D snowflake paper cutting on the background card stock and frame it.

3D snowflake paper cutting
framed 3D snowflake
3D snowflake paper cutting

Enjoy this intricate, beautiful, and difficult 3D snowflake cutting!

3D Snowflake Paper Cutting Patterns:

All these unique snowflake paper cut patterns are in my Etsy shop, each 3D snowflake patter is only $0.96,  you can use them for years, and as many times as you like. 

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More 3D snowflake patterns will be add on, please come back often to find out more.

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