Some time ago I came across some paper snowflakes that were really cool. So I went out and found more so I could share them with you. These are no ordinary paper snowflakes—these are geek snowflakes! 🙂
We have a roundup of Star Wars, Batman, Dr. Who, LEGO and Minecraft snowflakes for you and your boys to make. What Fun!
We have been talking about snowflakes ever since I found some very neat snowflake books (see link below.) We have been learning a lot about them and marveling at the images in the books.
We get a lot of comments asking for ways to get boys crafting and I thought this would be a fun way. We added it to our activity for boys list. Now you get to decorate your house in an awesome geeky way.
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Tips for Making Paper Snowflakes
You may want to watch the videos below before starting as they show how to fold and cut the snowflakes. We found them really helpful.
- Paper–obviously. However, I mention paper because I like to use higher quality paper for snowflakes. It is a bit harder to cut but you have less chance of them falling apart and you get nice clean cuts.
- Sharp scissors. Don’t try these detailed geek snowflakes with a dull scissors. It will only lead to frustration.
- If you have a small head punch like this it is really helpful for the eyes you need to make on the LEGO snowflakes. But, the main reason we use it, is for making a hole in a tight spot where it is tough to get your scissors started. We make a tiny hole, stick the tip of the scissors into the hole and off we go. Much easier. It may be hard to get the punch to go through so many layers of paper–if you have this problem just unfold the snowflake a bit and punch each section.
Make your folds nice and sharp. You could use a bone folder, or your fingernail.
Obviously since the supplies include sharp scissors and you will want to be careful and use proper supervision. You know at what age your child can handle a project like this.
Star Wars Snowflakes
Anthony Herrera and friend show you how to use his downloadable templates to make some awesome Star Wars snowflakes. They share their folding and cutting techniques. It is worth taking the time to watch the video.
Here is a Boba Fett and Darth Vader Snowflake set with printable template and folding directions.
For yet another Star Wars option try these designs. They are quite complex. I think they would be best for older boys as patience will be required!
Dr. Who Snowflakes
Oddly Crafting shares his Dr. Who Snowflakes including a Tardis and eleven other designs.
This video shows the making of a Batman snowflake. There is no pattern but you could trace the bat symbol from a book. I like this video because it shows how you could DIY any design.
Batman makes another appearance here as well. This is a Batman head instead of the bat symbol. There is an Ironman Snowflake too.
LEGO Snowflakes? Yup! Pink Stripey Socks made a LEGO Minifig and a Minifig Head. I suggest using the punch I mentioned in the Tips for Making Paper Snowflakes section above for the eyes instead of trying to cut them with a scissors.
There are some really neat geek snowflakes here aren’t there? Which ones do you plan to make?
Don’t forget to pop over and check out the Non-Fiction Books About Snowflakes. You can add a bit of learning about snowflakes to this project. It is very fascinating.