Intro: Building a Snowman
Building a snowman is a fun activity for children, families, or friends to get past the gloom of winter and can provide a nice decoration for your yard. These instructions will help you build a traditional snowman in no more than 30 minutes. However these instructions will be displayed by Play-Doh and is scaled down roughly to a ratio of 1 to 15.
- Yard or field of snow (needs to be packable in that it sticks together)
- 2 Sticks (length and shape depends on desired length and shape of arms)
- 7 buttons or pebbles
Note: Snow is cold. Wear gloves when touching snow and building a snowman.
Step 1: Pack Snow Into a Ball With Your Hands.
Make sure that the snow is not too fluffy or icy and does not fall apart but holds together.
Step 2: Roll Snowball on Ground to Collect Snow and Form a Large Ball for the Base of the Snowman.
While rolling snowball around pack the ball with hands to keep a spherical shape. Roll until base is 2-3 feet in diameter.
Step 3: Roll a Second Snowball on Ground to Form the Body of the Snowman.
Roll snowball until 1.5-2.5 feet in diameter.
Step 4: Lift and Place Second Snowball on the Base.
Step 5: Pack Snow Between Base and Second Snowball to Make Sure They Stick Together.
Step 6: Roll a Third Snowball on Ground to Form the Head of the Snowman.
Roll third snowball until 1-2 feet in diameter.
Step 7: Place Third Snowball on Top of Second Snowball.
Step 8: Pack Snow Between Second and Third Snowballs to Make Sure They Stick Together.
Step 9: Stick Carrot in Middle of Top Snowball (head).
Step 10: Place Two Buttons or Pebbles Above Carrot for Eyes.
Step 11: Place Rest of Buttons or Pebbles in Shape of Smile Below Carrot for Mouth.
Step 12: Place Hat on Top.
Step 13: Place One Stick on Each Side of Second Snowball.
Step 14: Wrap Scarf Around Head Above Second Snowball.
Congratulations, you now have a complete traditional snowman to liven up and decorate your yard! He will stay in good shape for a couple of days depending on the weather, so take some pictures with him!