Every snowflake starts as a single tiny droplet of water in the air. In extremely cold weather, the water droplet will freeze onto a pollen or dust particle in the sky and become an ice droplet. More ice droplets will then begin to stick to one another, forming an ice crystal. As more and more droplets attach to the crystal, it changes shape and starts to extend out in six different directions. Eventually, all of the ice crystals become one big snowflake! Every snowflake has six sides, or points, but they’re each made from a different number of ice crystals. That’s why you won’t find two snowflakes that look exactly the same. Some are simple and others are complex, but they’re all beautiful!