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A process long shrouded in mystery, we will demonstrate the arduous task of building a snowman. It won't be an easy job, but I'll guide you through the many complex steps of bringing life to snow.

Step 1: Locate Snow

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The first, and most crucial, stage in this endeavor is to locate a suitable work area. You'll need enough snow to build the snowman, and enough room to work in. As you can see this front yard has both. Below is an example of a non-suitable work area.
 
mjlush3 years ago
I learned something new this year

We had rolled the second ball too large to lift (>3ft) so we pushed
two canes through the ball (crossing in the middle and were able to lift it easily
I suspect this would work on much larger balls.
arirang7774 years ago
-"I'll be back (next winter)"- he said
he's so cute!
ballagie5 years ago
For a first-timer the whole "snowball effect" didnt really work for me... the snow here is too soft. Its like trying to roll a ball of dry beach sand. I managed a snow baby though - about two feet tall.
Awesomely comedic instructable though, well done!
Hahahhaha, the last pictures RULE! Awesome Instructable, my friend has that same Xbox 360 beanie.
Aww, this was cute. I didn't know snowmen were so good at skydiving!
Yellow847 years ago
Heyyyy, I think I saw your snowman near the Eiffel Tower. Unfortunately, not much snow in France so he probably won't meeting any friends. Nice instructable though.
Danny7 years ago
Yay!! it has just snowed here this morning for the first time this year.