DIY Projects & Crafts Holiday Crafts Simple Snowflake Chalk-Art Start with this beginner-level tutorial on drawing a snowflake. Once you know how to outline this basic shape, you can illustrate them in all shapes and sizes. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 7, 2017 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: VALERIE MCKEEHAN This idea comes from our contributor Valerie McKeehan. Learn how to draw this snowflake design before attempting to draw the Elegant Snowflake or Ornate Snowflake for the "Let it Snow" Chalk-Art Sign. What You'll Need Materials Chalk Chalkboard Instructions Draw a circle on your chalkboard either freehand or by tracing around a circular object. Add the arms of the snowflake by drawing 3, evenly-spaced, crisscrossing lines. Erase your circle guide. This asterisk shape will be the starting point for all of our snowflakes. Go over your lines multiple times with the chalk to thicken them. Add small lines protruding from each side of all 6 snowflake arms at an angle. Repeat step 5 underneath your previous lines with thinner, lighter strokes. Add triangles where the arms intersect and finish with another tiny line off of each triangle. Touch up any smudges with an eraser or damp sponge.