Everyone knows how to make paper snowflakes, but the kind you learned to cut in kindergarten can get a little boring. However, they are free DIY holiday decorations, and they don't have to be a generic snowflake design. They can be anything you want, from nerdy math kirigami to all the Star Wars characters you can think of!
These Star Wars snowflakes, designed by Anthony Herrera, are similar to other ones we've seen in the past, but they're much more detailed, so you'll need an X-Acto knife to cut them out. You could always spice them up a bit with colored paper, paint, or maybe even try making them 3D.
Anthony posted over 60 different templates on his blog, and there's one for just about every major character, including all the big ones (Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey, etc.) from the The Force Awakens, as well as characters such as Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Maz Kanata, and K-2SO from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as you can see in the finished results below. (Skip to the bottom of this post for info on downloading and cutting out the templates.)
Not all Star Wars characters shown above. Make sure to check out Anthony's blog to see all of them.
In the video below by TheKenTama, you'll see the best way to fold the paper before you start cutting.
Anthony also has his own video for folding these Star Wars snowflakes:
You can download the snowflake templates individually on Anthony's blog (just navigate through the different years of release), or if you want to make them all, download the entire collection here. He also has snowflake templates for Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Harry Potter.
Check out our other holiday decoration tutorials for more inspiration.