Snowflakes not only remind us of Winter, but also of Hagalaz the rune for Winter and regeneration. The Children’s Futhark booklet states:

Hail is the whitest of grain; it is whirled from the vault of heaven
and is tossed about by gusts of wind and then it melts into water.

Hagalaz means hail. The coming together of the warm thunderstorm and the freezing ice. It also could mean the seed pattern of the coming spring or of renewal. You could look at it either as the renewal of ourselves or renewal of our Folk. Also Hagalaz is a destructive force, which is what hail does to material things. The destructive side of this rune can show us that even though we can create order from chaos, there is still chaos within us that we cannot pretend it is not there. This is the first rune of the second Aett. These runes are the chaos that creeps back in and can either stifle us or motivate us towards being the best we can be! Always looking at the past pattern to learn and change for the future. Call on Hagalaz when we need to ‘see’ the pattern of renewal and recognize the importance of struggle and success, the harmony of purpose.

While making these snowflakes, think on Hagalaz and the coming Spring!


  • Hexagon Snowflakes Printable
  • Scissors
  • Various lengths of fishing line or white string
  • Tape
  • Optional items: glue, glitter and other silvery embellishments.


  • Cut out the template
  • Fold according to instructions
  • Using scissors cut out a pattern (with adult help)
  • With the fishing line or string and tape hang the snowflakes from the ceiling or a high archway so they look suspended in the air.
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