DIY Mario & Legend of Zelda Snowflake Printable Patterns

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Cutting out nerdy snowflakes can be a fun winter project, plus they make awesome geek decorations during the colder months! I’ve seen a number of patterns for Star Wars and Dr. Who snowflakes, but few to none for some of our favorite classic Nintendo characters. As a result, I decided to create my own template patterns for Mario and Legend of Zelda themed snowflakes! Read on for tips and downloadable patterns.


Instructions:

1. Start with a square piece of paper (cut off the extra rectangle portion if using an 8.5×11 piece of computer paper).
2. Fold your square in half diagonally, matching opposite corners. Fold your newly formed triangle in half 2 more times.
3. Cut out all gray or black shaded regions.
4. Unfold, hang up, and enjoy!
 super mario printable snowflake pattern

super mario snowflake pattern

 super mario printable snowflake pattern
super mario snowflake pattern

cutting a super mario snowflake

 cutting out a Legend of Zelda snowflake

 

Tips:
-Thinner paper will be easier to work with and cut.
-Be sure your starting paper is square and your folds are neat and crisp. Ensuring these items will yield the best results.
-Having an Xact-o knife on hand will allow you to cut finer details  (I only had a pair of scissors on me at the time of creation, so I wasn’t able to make as many cuts as I had initially wanted).
-Resist the urge to unfold your snowflake before you’ve finished cutting. You’ll get the most crisp edges and repeating patterns if you keep it folded until done.
-Be careful on narrow edges that touch folds (e.g. the mushroom head on the Mario snowflake or Link’s foot). You don’t want to accidentally cut the fold portion off -this will cause your snowflake to fall apart.
-Have patience while cutting (taking a break if needed) and remember to have fun!
 Legend of Zelda and Mario snowflake

Snowflake Printable Patterns

For best results, print at “100% Scale” or “Actual Size.”
Mario & Legend of Zelda Snowflake Patterns
What other themes and fandoms would you like to see turned into snowflakes? Let me know in the comments below!

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