Picture of How to make a Calvin and Hobbes Snowman
The best snow sculptures were not created in the snow outside, but inside with paper and a pen by Bill Watterson. Some of his best strips were his snowman ones, and so after reading Calvin and Hobbes for so long; I decided to actually make one of the snowmen that Calvin made. You will enjoy making a snowman that was once seen by millions in the paper now in your yard. This is gauranteed to impress the neighborhood.

Step 1: Materials you will need

Picture of Materials you will need
For this project you really don't need much, and it is easy to substitute items. We substituted some of the common items for things you would find at your workshop or at home.
For the tools we used:
                - woodsaw
                - shovel
                - a pair of hands

The materials include:
               - snow (obviously)
               - carrots (we used orange markers instead)
               - coal (we used electrical tape)
               - pebbles or small rocks
               - twigs

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buck22172 months ago

I loved Calvin and Hobbes, buty how did one small kid make so many snowmen!!

Imagine what other people will think
"I have to lay back on the egg nog'
nanio4 years ago
Nice sculptures.
i am stupentus MAN!!!!!!!!!!
splazem (author)  Mechanical Undertow4 years ago
Uhhh... It's stupendous man, if you are referring to the strip.
oh sorry i waz only 9 at the time i wasent a good speller
splazem (author) 4 years ago
Thank you all for you comments. Buteomont, I like your idea of spray paint, I will definitely do it next year. Kelseymh, it would be my dream come true if Mr. Watterson even saw these, but I doubt that will happen. Thank you all for commenting, and make sure to vote please!
ikoda splazem4 years ago
Don't hurt earth, use food colouring or something nature friendly.
Valster ikoda3 years ago
Food coloring in spray bottles works great. My grandchildren enjoyed spraying the snow last year. I went to my neighbor's house and sprayed his name in VERY large letters on his lawn. The mailman loved it.
Grzld4 years ago
I did this sorta think last year but it was a snowman on a toilet with a real newspaper i was proud of my accomplishment my parents not so much haha
Valster Grzld3 years ago
LOL! That's why you have parents - to roll their eyes! In my case, my kids disown me!
splazem (author)  Grzld4 years ago
sounds cool.
kerns3 years ago
You might enjoy this - http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/12/your-daily-moment-of-snowman-carnage-zen?WT.mc_id=0
dscotthep4 years ago
I wish I had a photo of the one I did of the snow man (laying on his back) with the tree coming up through his mid-section. It was a big neighborhood hit!!
I think this was one of Calvin's Snowman House of Horror sculptures as well. I really need to try some of this stuff this winter.
splazem (author)  dscotthep4 years ago
i would love to see a picture! It sounds cool.
zeppomarks4 years ago
This is great! I have been doing Calvin inspired snowmen too!

how do u put a pic on a comment??
Dude that is hilarious!!!
splazem (author)  zeppomarks4 years ago
HILARIOUS! Wow, these are creative, too. I'd like to make my own too inspired by Calvin and Hobbes. Great job!
Thanks and Thank you for the idea about the duct tape for eyes! I have been using charcoal and it is messy and doesn't stay in place.
This was a great instructable!
splazem (author)  zeppomarks4 years ago
Plo Koon4 years ago
I made 1 last winter. he was lying on the ground with an arrow in his chest. it was funny.
splazem (author) 4 years ago
10,000 views today. Thank you everyone for the comments and still enjoying my work.
Buskieboy4 years ago
Excellent job! Did you see if cars slowed down to look at your masterpiece?

Here are a bunch to inspire!
big collection of comics!
splazem (author)  Buskieboy4 years ago
Yeah, cars stopped all right. Thanks for the Calvin and Hobbes strips!
splazem (author) 4 years ago
You might have seen my Instructable on How To Build A Calvin and Hobbes Snowman. For the second Snow Contest, I want the members of the Instructable's community to decide what I build. Post a comment saying what your favorite Calvin and Hobbes snowman strip is. I'll pick whatever strip that the most people want and try to build it. The packing snow is good now, so post a comment soon before it's too late. Make sure you post a comment where I can see it.
Thanks everyone,
P.S. If you can remember what book the strip if from, that would be great. Or a picture of the strip would be helpful too.
Kruegem4 years ago
i love the snowman he makes with his middle section blow out and there's a cannon behind it
splazem (author)  Kruegem4 years ago
Wasn't there other snowmen getting killed, too?
Buskieboy4 years ago
Excellent job! Did you see if cars slowed down to look at your masterpiece?

Next you should try the one where Calvin's dad's car has "hit" a snowman and the other snow people look on in horror! That one is priceless!
that one is my favrite, i wanted to make it but i live on a backroad so no one could ever see it
splazem (author)  Kruegem4 years ago
it would still be cool to make, though
thepelton4 years ago
I find myself recalling one Calvin and Hobbes strip where his father gets out of his car to find a company of small snowmen at attention, saluting him.
splazem (author)  thepelton4 years ago
And Calvin's dad hates it. I like that strip.
buellboy4924 years ago
splazem (author)  buellboy4924 years ago
lucek4 years ago
Back when I was a kid I made snow goons every year.
splazem (author)  lucek4 years ago
willdeh24 years ago
I've read every single comic, most more than once. My absolute favorite is when Calvin arranges one snowman so it looks like it got hit by his dad's car. I love the expression of the two other snowmen as they stare in disbelief...

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