Try this intermediate-level tutorial on drawing a snowflake. Once you know how to outline this delicate shape, you can illustrate them in all shapes and sizes.

Updated December 07, 2017
snowflake chalk art
VALERIE MCKEEHAN

This idea comes from our contributor Valerie McKeehan. Learn how to draw this snowflake design after attempting to draw the Simple Snowflake, then move on to the Ornate Snowflake for the "Let it Snow" Chalk-Art Sign.

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How to do it

Part 1

snowflake chalk art
Step 1

Begin with your basic snowflake shape and add open circles to the ends of each arm.

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snowflake chalk art
Step 2

Add triangles where the arms intersect and fill them with a small dot.

snowflake chalk art
Step 3

Add shapes resembling leaves the whole way down each arm, varying the width of the leaves to get thicker in the center and then tapering back.

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snowflake chalk art
Step 4

Fill in the leaves with chalk.

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snowflake chalk art
Step 5

Add a dashed line detail coming out of each center triangle.

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