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.  


Snowman Cookie Cutter 3D print design by OogiMe from Thingiverse

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. 

 Star Wars Snowflake Tree Ornaments by arcticdev from Thingiverse

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. 

 Christmas Trees 3D print design by _Steve from Thingiverse

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.  

 Customizable Tree Ornaments 3D print design by Lyl3 from Thingiverse

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.  

 Super Mario Bros. Pixel Star Tree Topper 3D print design by 3DCentralVA from Thingiverse

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.  

 Nutcracker 3D print design by Dream3D_UK from Thingiverse

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. 

 Thingiverse Santa Advent Calendar by Elproducts

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. 

 Thingiverse 3D printed gift boxes design by muddtt

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. 

 Thingiverse 3D printed spiral Christmas tree ornaments by dazus

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. 

Thingiverse 3D printed miniature Christmas village design by yeg3d 

Happy 3D printing and Happy Holidays from the InkSmith Team!