3D Prints for the Holidays
‘Tis the season for 3D printing holiday gifts and decorations!
As the year winds down and the holidays approach, educators and students look forward to a much-needed break.
The last week before a break is a perfect time to engage students in holiday activities. A 3D printer in the classroom is the ideal tool for creating unique holiday decorations that students can bring home.
We've compiled a list of 10 different 3D model files from Thingiverse that can be used for holiday activities. Whether you choose to download the files or use them as inspiration and get your students to model it themselves, these 3D prints are sure to keep students engaged before the holidays!
1. Cookie Cutters
Nothing gets us in the mood for the holidays than baking cookies!
This Snowman Cookie Cutter was designed by OIogiMe and is part of a collection of holiday-themed cookie cutters.
2. Tree Ornaments
Any Star Wars fans would love to decorate their tree with these snowflake ornaments!
These Star Wars snowflakes were originally designed for paper by Anthony Herrera and converted into 3D ready prints by arcticdev.
3. Modern Christmas Trees
These chic Christmas trees would look amazing as a festive centerpiece during a holiday dinner!
The three files were designed by _Steve and can be used over a tealight or as a decorative piece.
4. Customizable Name Ornaments
Personalized holiday gifts make everyone feel special which is why we love this customizable name ornament with a snowflake design.
The file, designed by Lyl3, allows users to add any text in their font of choice and six snowflake designs for four locations.
5. Super Mario Tree Topper
As lifelong Nintendo fans we couldn’t help but include this Super Mario Pixel Star tree topper!
The file is supplied by 3DCentralVA and was remixed from fkjolner’s tree ornament file.
6. Nutcracker Figurine
You may not be able to use this festive nutcracker to open roasted chestnuts, but it is a darling piece of holiday décor!
Designed by Dream3D_UK, this file can be printed in one go without supports.
7. Santa Christmas Countdown
Level up the anticipation for Santa's arrival with a 3D printed Countdown to Christmas Santa calendar!
This file was designed by Elproducts and was remixed from 4rifika's Santa ornament file.
8. Holiday Gift Boxes
Save the wrapping paper for next year, because these 3D printed gift boxes are perfect for little holiday goodies.
The gift boxes were designed by muddtt and can be scaled to any size you want.
9. Spiral Tree Ornaments
Spruce up the tree with these lightweight and elegant spiral tree ornaments that come in two sizes.
Designed by dazus, these ornaments are part of a Christmas Collection with even more ornaments to print.
10. Christmas Village
Create an idyllic and serene holiday-themed landscape full of illuminated miniature houses with this miniature Christmas village collection.
This collection was designed by yg3d and comes to life when you add LED lights.