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How to draw a snowflake: Easy snowflake drawing step by step tutorial

When I was setting up my January Bullet Journal spreads I knew I wanted to go with a cold winter bujo theme.

I was going through my daily December “Countdown to Xmas doodles” and, beyond my normal Christmas doodles, I decided to make a Christmas snowflake for the day.

It was such a relaxing doodle to make that I ended up creating a few more snowflake designs in my sketch book.

I also had a few requests for drawing snowflakes templates to send to my Happy Doodle Club.

It was everything that I need to make more of these awesome snowflakes.

So read on to find all 6 of my hand drawn snowflake doodles.


Snowflake Facts


If you want to doodle a snowflake it is important to understand this basic idea: a snowflakes have six sides.

All snowflakes contain have either 6 sides or points because the molecules in ice crystals join to one another in a hexagonal structure.

Snowflakes are made of water molecules that bond together, when this bond freezes the arrangement forms a particular shape with six points or sides.

So if you want to know how to make a snowflake the first thing you really need to remember is to make it with 6 points.


Doodle supplies


For this tutorial I have used the following supplies:


How to draw a snowflake: easy step by step instructions


To doodle snowflake we will start with lines crossing in the middle to make sure our snowflake has 6 points.

But hey, you don’t have to follow a chemistry lesson to doodle, if it is easy for you to doodle making them with 8 sides, I say go for it!

My 8 years old daughter saw my doodles and she made her versions, most have 8 sides and I still think they are brilliant!

easy snowflake doodles step by step tutorial

If you want to make symmetrical snowflakes I encourage you to start with 2 lines making an X then another line through the middle to make all six sides symmetrical.

You can practice a little before adding the snowflake details.

Below I have the tutorials on how to make snowflakes.

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1. Easy snowflake drawing

This is the most simple design.

Remember to start with an X and cross the middle of it to create the first step with 6 lines.

how do I draw a snowflake


2. Simple snowflake design

This is another very simple design, easy straight strokes on each point making different designs. You can play and create your own variation.

snowflake math activities


3. Star snowflake doodle

You could have even stopped this snowflake in the second drawing but I added a few more lines to make it look a star.

how to draw a snowflake


4. Cool snowflake template

The snowflakes can have 6 points or 6 sides so I added lines to the center to make the sides more prominent.

snowflake coloring


5. Symmetrical snowflake

I love how this one turned out using a few extra geometrical shapes.

star snowflake doodle


6. Doodle Snowflake drawing

From the first six point lines you can just add random items and it will become a unique snowflake.

snowflake drawing design


Want to learn how to make cool snowflakes with a pdf template and other cool doodles? Then subscribe to my Happy Doodle Club! In the club you will have access to this snowflake drawing template and many more amazing doodles. You can then print and practice as much as you want!

So tell me, how do you make a snowflake?

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About Diary of a Journal Planner

Lover of all things journaling with a serious pen and washi tape addiction. Lifelong doodler who loves to keep life organized. Want to keep a bullet journal? Here you will find plenty of bujo, calligraphy and doodle ideas to get you started.

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