Snowflake Generator

Freestyle Challenge 1 Challenge 2 Challenge 3 Challenge 4 Challenge 5 More Symmetry

Drag the green circles above to design your snowflake.

An early classification of snowflakes
An early classification of snowflakes by Israel Perkins Warren 1814-1892 (public domain)


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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

"There is a limit to how snowflake-like your creations can be with this application as it was designed to focus primarily on the notion of symmetry. In real life snowflakes are never completely symmetrical but do commonly have rotational symmetry of order 6 in addition to six lines of symmetry. The symmetry is due to the hexagonal crystalline structure of ice. Beginning with a tiny hexagon the six "arms" of the snowflake then grow independently from each of the corners of the hexagon. The microenvironment in which the snowflake grows changes dynamically as the snowflake falls through the clouds and tiny changes in temperature and humidity affect the way in which water molecules attach to the snowflake. Since the micro-environment (and its changes) are very nearly identical around the snowflake, each arm tends to grow in nearly the same way."


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

"Display idea: Print then cut out your snowflake designs as part of your classroom Christmas decorations. They can be made all the more colourful if two or more snowflakes are designed then one pasted on top of the other in your paint program.
Two-colour snowflake."

Cosette, Timmel

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

"Cosette's snowflake "

LeAnne, Virginia

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

"LeAnne's snowflake "

Tangerang, Indonesia

Thursday, February 11, 2021

"Anon Snowflake "


Thursday, February 11, 2021

"EJ's snowflake "


Thursday, February 11, 2021

"EJ's snowflake "

Adam Moore,

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

"Adam's snowflake "

Glenda, New Zealand

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

"Glenda's Snowflake "

S. Knowman, Lapland

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

"Glenda's Snowflake "

Gamosa, Bandar Seri Begawan

Sunday, February 20, 2022

"Gamosa's Snowflake "

Chickienuggiexox, Somerset

Thursday, March 17, 2022

"chickienuggiexox's Snowflake"

Chickienuggiexox, Somerset

Thursday, March 17, 2022

"chickienuggiexox's Snowflake"

Chickienuggiexox, Somerset

Thursday, March 17, 2022

"chickienuggiexox's Snowflake"

Chickienuggiexox, Somerset

Thursday, March 17, 2022

"chickienuggiexox's Snowflake"

Dan, US

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

"Dan's Snowflake "

Darcie, Perth

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

"DP's Snowflake"

Lesley, Silver Spring

Monday, December 5, 2022

"Lesley's Snowflake "

Joe, Christchurch

Thursday, December 8, 2022

"Joe Snowflake "

Huzaifa, Australie

Thursday, December 8, 2022

"Huzaifa's Snowflake "

JenJun, Salt Lake City

Monday, January 16, 2023

"JenJun's Snowflake "

Corrie, Texas

Monday, April 17, 2023

"Corrie's Snowflake "

W Hartwell White, Albuquerque

Monday, December 11, 2023

"Another snowflake "

Sun Clouds,

Thursday, December 14, 2023

"Another snowflake "


Thursday, December 14, 2023

"Another snowflake "


Thursday, December 14, 2023

"Another snowflake "

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