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Winter Snowflake & Snowboy DIY Recipe List (Frozen / Ice Set)

Snowflakes are a special winter seasonal crafting material in Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH)! Learn how to get both Snowflakes & Large Snowflakes, and see all of the winter themed frozen items you can craft with them in this guide.

How to Get Snowflakes

To get Snowflakes Snowflake in Animal Crossing: New Horizons naturally, you’ll need to be playing during December 11th to February 24th in the Northern Hemisphere or June 11th to August 24th in the Southern Hemisphere. During this time, you can also find Snowballs and build your very own Snowboy.

Northern Hemisphere players can collect and craft Christmas Ornament items too at the same time from December 15th to January 6th!

You can find Snowflakes slowly falling from the sky floating in the air on your island during this period of snow during the Winter season. To help you find them, you can listen for a subtle twinkling sound that plays when you’re nearby a Snowflake.

It’s random exactly when and where these Snowflakes will fall on your island though, so always be on the look out for one to appear during Winter.

When you do spot a Snowflake falling in the air, simply equip your Net tool and try catching the floating blue flake in the same way that you catch bugs in Animal Crossing: New Horizons! They can be a little trickier to catch than bugs though with how they fall in the air, so it could take some practice to master.

We recommend taking care when aiming for Snowflakes as they have a special mechanic that will make one disappear instantly if you miss with your net twice in a row.

From our experience, finding Snowflakes in the air can be quite common, especially when it’s snowing on your island. Given that you have more than two months to collect them, we wouldn’t worry too much about catching every single Snowflake you spot.

After you’ve caught some Snowflakes, make sure to shoot down plenty of flying balloon presents in the sky across your island for a chance of finding 8 different DIY Crafting Recipes that can use them. There are 23 different Winter Snowflake items to craft in total and we cover all of them later in this guide.

How to Get Large Snowflakes

You can only get Large Snowflakes Large Snowflake in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by finding Snowballs and building a Snowboy. When you create a Perfect Snowboy, the friendly snowman will give you a Large Snowflake and a crafting recipe.

Each day for three more days afterwards until melting, a Perfect Snowman will give you an extra Large Snowflake. That means you can get a total of four Large Snowflakes from each Snowboy you perfectly create if you talk to them every day.

Once you’ve gotten your hands on some Large Snowflakes, there are additional Winter items that can only be crafted using the material. These 15 different DIY Crafting Recipes can be exclusively unlocked by building Perfect Snowboys and cannot be found in flying balloon presents.

Snowfake & Large Snowflake Sell Price at Nook’s Cranny

Snowflakes Snowflake can be sold for 200 Bells and Large Snowflakes Large Snowflake can be sold for 2500 Bells to Timmy & Tommy at Nook’s Cranny. Regular Snowflakes can be found plentifully throughout the winter season and can be sold without concern, but you may want to hang onto your Large Snowflakes as they are far more rare.

Snowflake DIY Crafting Recipes List

There are 8 different Winter themed items you can exclusively craft with regular Snowflake seasonal materials in Animal Crossing: New Horizons including wallpaper, flooring, accessories, and more found in the list below.

You can unlock these DIY Crafting Recipes by shooting down flying Balloon Presents during Winter Snow Season from December 11th to February 24th in the Northern Hemisphere and June 11th to August 24th in the Southern Hemisphere.

How to Craft Falling-Snow Wall

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Falling-Snow Wall by shooting down balloons in the sky during Winter Snow Season.

Craft the Falling-Snow Wall using the following materials and items:

  • 3 Snowflake Snowflake
  • 10 Stone Stone

How to Craft Iceberg Flooring

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Iceberg Flooring by shooting down balloons in the sky during Winter Snow Season.

Craft the Iceberg Flooring using the following materials and items:

  • 10 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Iceberg Wall

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Iceberg Wall by shooting down balloons in the sky during Winter Snow Season.

Craft the Iceberg Wall using the following materials and items:

  • 10 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Ski-Slope Flooring

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Ski-Slope Flooring by shooting down balloons in the sky during Winter Snow Season.

Craft the Ski-Slope Flooring using the following materials and items:

  • 8 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Ski-Slope Wall

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Ski-Slope Wall by shooting down balloons in the sky during Winter Snow Season.

Craft the Ski-Slope Wall using the following materials and items:

  • 8 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Snowflake Pochette

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Snowflake Pochette by shooting down balloons in the sky during Winter Snow Season.

Craft the Snowflake Pochette using the following materials and items:

  • 6 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Snowflake Wall

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Snowflake Wall by shooting down balloons in the sky during Winter Snow Season.

Craft the Snowflake Wall using the following materials and items:

  • 12 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Snowflake Wreath

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Snowflake Wreath by shooting down balloons in the sky, or from Isabelle’s morning announcements, during Winter Snow Season.

Craft the Snowflake Wreath using the following materials and items:

  • 4 Snowflake Snowflake

Large Snowflake Snowboy DIY Crafting Recipes List

There are another 15 different Winter themed items you can exclusively craft with Large Snowflake seasonal materials in Animal Crossing: New Horizons including furniture, wallpaper, flooring, accessories, and more found in the list below.

You can unlock these DIY Crafting Recipes by building a Perfect Snowboy using two snowballs during Winter Snow Season.

How to Craft Frozen Arch

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Frozen Arch by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Frozen Arch using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 10 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Frozen Bed

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Frozen Bed by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Frozen Bed using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 10 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Frozen Chair

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Frozen Chair by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Frozen Chair using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 3 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Frozen Counter

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Frozen Counter by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Frozen Counter using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 5 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Frozen Partition

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Frozen Partition by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Frozen Partition using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 6 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Frozen Pillar

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Frozen Pillar by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Frozen Pillar using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 3 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Frozen Sculpture

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Frozen Sculpture by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Frozen Sculpture using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 4 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Frozen Table

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Frozen Table by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Frozen Table using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 8 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Frozen Tree

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Frozen Tree by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Frozen Tree using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 8 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Frozen-Treat Set

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Frozen-Treat Set by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Frozen-Treat Set using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 1 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Ice Flooring

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Ice Flooring by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Ice Flooring using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 8 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Ice Wall

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Ice Wall by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Ice Wall using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 8 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Ice Wand

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Ice Wand by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Ice Wand using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 3 Star Fragment

How to Craft Snowperson Head

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Snowperson Head by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Snowperson Head using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 5 Snowflake Snowflake

How to Craft Three-Tiered Snowperson

Unlock the DIY Crafting Recipe for Three-Tiered Snowperson by building a Perfect Snowboy with snowballs.

Craft the Three-Tiered Snowperson using the following materials and items:

  • 1 Large Snowflake Large Snowflake
  • 6 Snowflake Snowflake
  • 2 Tree Branch Tree Branch

Winter Snowflake Items & Recipes Complete Checklist

Want to make sure you’ve gotten absolutely all of the Winter Snowflake recipes and items in Animal Crossing: New Horizons before the season ends? Check out the checklist table below for a summary of every recipe using Snowflakes and how to get it.

Use the interactive checkboxes below each item to keep track of what recipes you’ve unlocked or crafted throughout the month and what you’re still missing! Data will be saved to your browser’s storage and retained if you come back to this page.

Item / RecipeHow To Get
Falling-Snow Wall
Balloons During Winter Snow Season
Iceberg Flooring
Balloons During Winter Snow Season
Iceberg Wall
Balloons During Winter Snow Season
Ski-Slope Flooring
Balloons During Winter Snow Season
Ski-Slope Wall
Balloons During Winter Snow Season
Snowflake Pochette
Balloons During Winter Snow Season
Snowflake Wall
Balloons During Winter Snow Season
Snowflake Wreath
Isabelle or Balloons During Winter Snow Season
Frozen Arch
Build Perfect Snowboy
Frozen Bed
Build Perfect Snowboy
Frozen Chair
Build Perfect Snowboy
Frozen Counter
Build Perfect Snowboy
Frozen Partition
Build Perfect Snowboy
Frozen Pillar
Build Perfect Snowboy
Frozen Sculpture
Build Perfect Snowboy
Frozen Table
Build Perfect Snowboy
Frozen Tree
Build Perfect Snowboy
Frozen-Treat Set
Build Perfect Snowboy
Ice Flooring
Build Perfect Snowboy
Ice Wall
Build Perfect Snowboy
Ice Wand
Build Perfect Snowboy
Snowperson Head
Build Perfect Snowboy
Three-Tiered Snowperson
Build Perfect Snowboy

How to Get & Learn Winter Snowflake & Snowboy DIY Recipes

There are three ways you can find and get new Winter Snowflake DIY Crafting Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with a mixture of luck and hard work.

Morning Isabelle Announcement

Near the beginning of the Winter Snow Season on December 11th in the Northern Hemisphere and June 11th in the Southern Hemisphere, you should hear from Isabelle or Tom Nook in the morning announcements about the new Snowflake crafting materials and recipes. If you haven’t already learned the Snowflake Wreath DIY Crafting Recipe, they’ll send it to your NookPhone during the announcements.

It’s worth noting that these seasonal announcements can sometimes be delayed if you have another notable event happening on that morning, like a villager moving in or birthday celebration. So you may need to wait an extra few days until you have nothing else going on.

Keep in mind that the Snowflake Wreath can also be unlocked through Balloon Presents like everything else too — it’s not exclusive to Isabelle or Tom Nook, but rather a shortcut.

Flying Balloon Presents

During the Winter Snow Season, all Balloon Presents flying in the sky over your island have a chance of dropping one of eight Winter Snowflake DIY Crafting recipes! Specifically, this includes the eight recipes that only use regular Snowflakes and not require Large Snowflakes.

Unfortunately, there’s no concrete way to control exactly what you’ll get from balloon presents, so you’ll need to just keep shooting them down until you get lucky. Duplicate crafting recipes are easily possible too and should be expected, so we recommend trying to make trades with friends to complete the collection faster. You may be able to sell any duplicates for a hefty amount online too.

We do have some general tips for how you can most effectively hunt and farm balloon presents though by taking advantage of a few specific mechanics. And for the laziest farming method, check out our Farm DIY Recipe Balloons Easy Using Jail Bars Wall Trick guide here!

New Balloons can spawn every 5 minutes at times ending in a ‘4’ or ‘9’. For example, a balloon could appear at 4:19pm or 4:24pm. By the time it actually reaches your beach though, the time will likely be closer to 4:20pm or 4:45pm.

A Balloon won’t always spawn on these minutes — it’s a random chance as to whether one will actually appear every time. Expect some spawn times to be duds with nothing to see.

The wind direction that Balloons fly in from changes throughout the day. Once you spot the direction that one Balloon flies into your island from, you can expect all Balloons to come from that side for quite some time. Then around 6pm-7pm in the evening, the direction will flip to the opposite.

Walk up and down your beach around spawn time. Now that you have an idea of the current wind direction and when Balloons can spawn, it’s possible to find them with relative ease by pacing up and down the side of your beach where the wind is blowing from when it’s near the possible spawn times ending in ‘4’ and ‘9’.

Turn up your volume and listen carefully. When a Balloon is flying nearby you, a relatively obvious wind sound plays to let you know. This is great when multitasking.

Building Perfect Snowboys With Snowballs

While eight of the Winter Snowflake crafting recipes can be found through flying Balloon Presents in the sky, the other 15 remaining recipes that use Large Snowflakes can only be obtained from Perfect Snowboys.

Every day during the Winter Snow Season (Northern Hemisphere: December 11th to February 24th, Southern Hemisphere: June 11th to August 24th) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, two small snowballs appear in a random location on your island. By pushing these snowballs around in the snow, they can grow and form together into a Snowboy when pushed into each other.

If you grow the two snowballs into perfectly proportioned sizes for head and body, pushing them together will build a Perfect Snowboy that rewards one of the 15 different Snowboy DIY Crafing Recipes and a Large Snowflake crafting material. For each of the three days afterwards before melting, you can get another Large Snowflake by talking to him.

Learn how to easily make a Perfect Snowboy every time with our complete and detailed How To Build A Perfect Snowman (Snowboy) Every Time guide here!

Total Materials Needed To Craft All Winter Snowflake Items

Looking to craft the entire Winter Snowflake Set of items, including the Frozen and Ice furniture? In the handy table below, you can find a complete summary of how many Snowflakes, Large Snowflakes, and other crafting materials are needed to craft every single item listed in this guide.

Material#
Snowflake Snowflake146
Large Snowflake Large Snowflake15
Stone Stone10
Star Fragment3
Tree Branch Tree Branch2

Frequently Asked Questions

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When dates can you get Winter Snowflake materials and recipes?

Winter Snowflakes can be found when the snow is covering the ground in Animal Crossing from December 11th to February 24th in the Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere, it’s from June 11th to August 24th.

How many Winter Snowflake DIY Recipes are there?

There are 8 different Snowflake recipes you can craft with regular Snowflakes, and another 15 more recipes you can craft using Large Snowflakes, for a total of 23 items.

How do you get Snowflake crafting materials?

You can get Snowflakes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons by swinging at them in the air with your net, and Large Snowflakes by building a Perfect Snowboy.


If you have any suggestions or spot any errors in this guide, please help us out in the comments below so we can address them!

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