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How to Make Snow Angels

You're never too old to join in the fun. A 99-year-old woman helped Bismarck, North Dakota, recapture a snow-angel-making world record.


  • Step 1: Pick a spot Pick a clear spot in the snow as tall as your body and as wide as your outstretched arms.
  • TIP: Fresh powder works best—make a snow angel right after a storm, when the snow is untouched.
  • Step 2: Fall backward Carefully fall backward onto the snow with your arms outstretched.
  • Step 3: Move your arms and legs Move your arms and legs back and forth, like you’re doing jumping jacks.
  • Step 4: Press your head Press your head back enough to make a clear indentation.
  • Step 5: Get up Get up carefully so you don’t wreck your masterpiece. For best results, have a friend help you up.
  • FACT: In 2002, 1,791 people in Bismarck, North Dakota, made snow angels on the state capitol grounds.

You Will Need

  • Snow
  • Waterproof clothes
  • A hat
  • And gloves or mittens
  • A friend

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