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

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

How To Draw Snowflakes

Learn how to draw a snowflake with this easy step-by-step doodle 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 sketchbook.

I also had a few requests for drawing snowflakes templates from our readers.

It was just the excuse that I needed to make more of these awesome snowflakes.

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

Snowflake Facts

Learn how to create snowflake doodle easy


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

All snowflakes have either 6 sides or points because the molecules in ice crystals join 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. This way it will look realistic and natural. 

The best part is that no two snowflakes are alike, which means your snowflakes drawing can be unique and as intricate or plain as you like!


Doodle supplies


For this tutorial I have used the following supplies:

If you really want to have some fun, you could also use glitter pens to make your snowflake doodles shimmer. 

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How to draw a snowflake: easy step by step instructions


To doodle snowflakes, 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

How to draw a snowflake

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.

Want to know how to draw doodles for every season and theme? Check out our huge list of step-by-step doodle tutorials. It has easy drawings step by step guides that ANYONE can follow. 


  • 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


  • Simple snowflake design

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

snowflake math activities


  • 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 like a star.

how to draw a snowflake



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  • 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


  • Symmetrical snowflake

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

star snowflake doodle


  • 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 more doodle fun? Try our doodle challenge or head over to our store for lots of doodle easy tutorials that everyone can recreate. 

Have you created a snowflakes doodle that you love? Be sure to show us, as we love seeing what our readers can create. 


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Sunday 28th of November 2021

Do you have a link to the PDF for the worksheet shown in the title image?

Diary of a Journal Planner

Friday 3rd of December 2021

Hi Becky, The PDF is part of our Doodle Bundle that can be purchased HERE :)

Pamela Perry

Thursday 31st of December 2020

love the snowflakes, so fast and easy Pam

Diary of a Journal Planner

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

And they looks so pretty too.