How to Draw a Snowflake - Winter Art Project

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How to draw a snowflake for your winter art project. Learn the science behind how snow crystals are formed and what affects the designs.

Make a snowflake drawing for your art project or craft using this fun art lesson about how snow crystals are formed. This winter activity combines science, art, and math and would be a great follow-up to reading Snowflake Bentley or after a snow day.

This lesson includes a presentation about snowflakes, a technique demonstration for an art project, and all the handouts you need to review vocabulary, make snowflake drawings, and assess students.

The presentation includes information about how temperature and humidity affect the design of a snowflake and photomicrographs by W. A. Bentley that students can examine to see examples of snow crystal designs.

Take a look at the preview to see a snapshot of what you get.

You can also check out my Instagram demos.

If you would like more information from the presentation, take a look at my blog post:

Why are no two Snowflakes are Alike?

Your students will:

❆ Fill out a pre-assessment about how snowflakes are made.

❆ Watch a Presentation about how the temp. and humidity creates different snowflake designs

❆ Fill out a post-assessment about how snowflakes are made.

❆ Review science and math vocabulary with the definition sheet and word wall words.

❆ Learn how to use a protractor & ruler to make 6 arms of a snowflake.

❆ Use design ideas to make a snowflake design using radial symmetry.

❆ Use color media to add color to the snowflake background.

❆ Fill out a label and rubric.


❆ Science - molecules of water

❆ Science - weather

❆ Math - fractals

❆ Math - hexagon

❆ Math - degrees of a circle/use of a protractor

❆ Writing - summarize learning

What You Get

❆ Snowflake Presentation (34 pages)

❆ Technique Demonstration (18 pages) - oil pastels and tissue paper + oil pastels and watercolors/salt

❆ Teacher Instructions (5 pages)

❆ Pre/Post Assessment (1 page)

❆ Definitions (1 page)

❆ Rubrics and Labels (3 pages)

❆ Word Wall Words (8 pages)

❆ Drawing Activity (8 pages) - Includes Roll & Draw and Choice Drawing Pages

78 pages of resources to help make this fun and easy for you to teach, and take the stress out of falling snow.

If you want to make things simpler, you can just have students draw snowflakes, for a spontaneous lesson, and just color the background with crayons or colored pencils. If you want to do the technique from the technique demonstration, then you will need either oil pastels (white) and tissue paper, or oil pastels (white) and watercolors & salt.

This lesson is included in my Art Lesson MEGA Bundle.

You might be interested in more winter drawing pages from Expressive Monkey:

Snowman Drawing Kit

Snowman Family Snow Globe

How to Draw Elves

Elf Roll, Draw & Write

Reindeer Drawing Games

Winter Drawing Fun

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Don’t forget, you can see a little more info about how snowflakes get their design in my blog post:

Why are no two Snowflakes are Alike?

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.


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