Snowflakes are items in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Horizons that can be found randomly during the winter, when the ground has been covered in snow. They slowly float around in the air, similar to butterflies. They can be caught with a net.
In New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Snowflakes can be sold for 500 Bells, or used to obtain a piece of furniture from the Ice Series. However, they cannot be placed in a storage device in the player's house. To obtain the furniture, the player must find two snowballs. The player must build a Snowmam, the second smallest type of "snow-person." The Snowmam will ask the player to fetch five snowflakes, three if she is built perfectly. However, if the Snowmam is built completely out of proportion, she will not accept snowflakes at all and the player will have to build another one. Once the requested amount of snowflakes are given to the Snowmam, the player will receive a piece of Ice-themed furniture. The pieces of the furniture are given in a sequence, so the player will never get repeats until they have the entire set.
In New Horizons
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Snowflakes float around the player's island from December 11 to February 24 in the Northern Hemisphere and from June 11 to August 24 in the Southern Hemisphere, and they can be used to craft various items, mainly from the Frozen Series. Additionally, Large Snowflakes can be obtained from a perfectly built Snowboy, and they are also used in DIY recipes. Snowflakes sell for 200 Bells, and Large Snowflakes sell for 2,500 Bells.