Introduction: Snowman Poop Prank
The saddest part of snowman building is the melting part. You know when a snowman is almost completely melted and only a small bit of snow remains? It looks kinda like a snowman poop. Well, for a prank the kids and I decided to 3D print real snowman poop in the form of 3 little snowballs to leave under a snowman to be discovered only after the snowman is all gone!
Try it out! :)
Step 1: Designing in TinkerCAD
Designing something like snowman poop in TinkerCAD is super easy. I recorded a short video walking through the few simple steps:
- Creating the 3 snowballs
- Aligning the 3 snowballs to the right sizes
- Creating and sizing the base for the snowballs
- Adding the words to the underside (flipped over)
Try making it from scratch yourself or view and copy my completed design in TinkerCAD here: TinkerCAD Snowman Poop Prank
NOTE: When designing and printing spheres it is always a good idea to add a base, otherwise the bottom-most part of the sphere will be at too great an angle to print without supports.
Step 2: Slicing With PrusaSlicer
Export the TinkerCAD design to .STL, then open with your favorite slicer software. I used PrusaSlicer and for the print settings set the layer height to .16mm and an infill of 25%.
Design files can be found on Thingiverse here: Thingiverse Snowman Poop Prank
Step 3: 3D Printing
Printing on my Ender 3 took about 4 hours.
Step 4: Deploying Under a Snowman
With the completed snowman poop, wait till the next snowfall, then secretly slip the snowman poop underneath the base of a snowman. Just dig a small hole right next to the bottom ball of the snowman and slip it under close to the ground, then cover it back up with snow.
Step 5: Discovering After Melting!
Once the snowman melts away the owner will discover the snowman droppings!
Second Prize in the