Here a very simple way to make images of snow flakes.
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Simply put your dark head band outside to cool it off, and then take photos.
Here are some snow crystals and snow flakes I photographed in December 2016.
The size of the fibers on the head band gives a scale.
Some snow flakes are 'rimed', that is, are brilliant white because super cooled water droplets have frozen on them.
More on snowcrystals.
How to make paper snow crystals.