Hexagonal 12-Sided Snowflake Templates

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Twelve-Sided Snowflake Stencils

Twelve sided dodecagon ice crystals appear in two-dimensional polygon shapes. A regular dodecagon has 12 sides that are all the exact same length and internal angles that are 150 degrees each. Each peak of the six sided snowflake is mirrored so the result is twelve separate points to the snowflake.

Snowflake stencil patterns are identical to the color book outlines but with all lines removed and replaced with color. A fun way to introduce symmetrical math concepts to children.

Snowflake stencils can liven up a room, give furniture a fresh appearance and windows painted with spray-on snow shapes can brighten any dull winter day. Bring the blizzard inside with snowflake ornaments and garlands. Decorate the windows, Christmas tree, classroom or office cubicle with paper snowflakes.

Types of Stencilling

The art of stenciling is over 35,000 years old. Pre-historic people would make art on rock walls by holding their hands and blowing mouthfuls of pigment over their hands to leave a hand print stencil.

Finished or stencil snowflake shapes can be used for art projects such as crochet, embroidery, latch-hook rugs, wood work as well as paint stenciling. You can locate Fold and Cut versions in the folding section.

Print these completed snowflake stencils for classroom or personal art projects.

Duodecimal snowflake stencil styles in this category include:


How do 12-sided snowflakes form? Dodecagon shaped, or twelve sided snow crystals occasionally develop in nature or in the laboratory. 12-Sided snowflakes begin when capped 6-sided ice crystal columns twist 30-degrees. Each end-plate begins as a hexagonal six-branched crystal, but when one cap rotates 30 degrees opposite to the other they form a crystal twinning. These two attached 6-branch crystals continue to grow or expand while joined together to form the 12 branch shape.

capped column crystal twinning crystals dodecagon Snowflake
Hexagonal Capped Column. Each side of the hexagon polygon cap will grow into a 6 branched snowflake Twinning 6 Branch Crystals. Twelve sided crystals form when the capped ends twist 30% opposite each other

Various Types of Stencils

  • Graffiti - artists use stencils to spray paint graffiti easily and quickly
  • Military - uses stencils to mark helmets and vehicles equipment
  • Printing - silk screen textile printing, greeting cards, posters
  • Utility - street sign messages, STOP signs, directional arrows

Other uses for snowflake stencils:

  • Spray Snowflake Window prints
  • Wooden ornaments
  • Foam baubles
  • Crochet doilies
  • Embroidered gifts
  • Latch hook rugs
  • Needlepoint tapestries

Print all patterns on regular or colored paper. Trace the patterns onto foam sheets and aluminum foil to create unique designs.

Stencil snowflakes are perfect for very young children and those who cannot use scissors but want to enjoy creating beautiful snowflake ornaments for the holidays.

Stencil pattern styles available for 2, 3, 4 and 6 sided snowflakes. Styles include:

2 Sided stencil
2 Sided
3 Sided stencil
3 Sided
4 Sided stencil
4 Sided
6 Sided stencil
6 Sided
By Mariano - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=265811