There's no wrong way to make a snowman, but there are a few tips to prevent him from looking like a snow monster.
You will need
- Warm winter clothes
- Sticks and branches
- A carrot
- Buttons or charcoal
- A little imagination
Step 1 Let snow settle Wait for the snow to settle. It should be packing snow, not fresh powder.
If you can make a decent snowball that stays intact in flight, the snow is ready.
Step 2 Form snow into ball Using gloved hands, gather snow and form it into a ball. Continue adding snow to the ball until it is too large to hold.
Step 3 Roll snowball Slowly roll the snowball away from you, letting snow accumulate on the outside of the ball. Continue packing the new snow onto the ball with your hands.
Step 4 Position base When the ball reaches the size that you want for the base, move the ball to wherever you want your snowman to stand.
Step 5 Make smaller ball Make another ball of snow and build it up like you did the first. This ball should end up slightly smaller than the first one.
Step 6 Place 2nd ball on 1st Place the second ball on top of the first.
If the second ball won’t stay on top, pack snow between the two balls—or push a long stick into the first snowball and slide the second one onto the stick.
Step 7 Create 3rd ball Create a third ball and place it on top of the first two. Now you have your basic snowman.
Step 8 Give snowman arms Give your snowman arms with sticks or branches.
Step 9 Make a face Make a face using a carrot for a nose and buttons or charcoal for the eyes and mouth.
Step 10 Customize Customize with whatever you choose to give your snowman personality.
Did You Know:
According to the song, Frosty the Snowman had a ‘button nose,’ but many depictions of him show a carrot.