The SuperSnowman, the Snow Dog and the Turtle Got Ready to Jump

Introduction: The SuperSnowman, the Snow Dog and the Turtle Got Ready to Jump

About: I am a University of Edinburgh electronics engineering student.

    Winter is the time when my creativity pushes me to sculpture things out of snow.
So, here are some of my snow works. I hope you will like them.

Step 1: The SuperSnowman

    My neighbour: an eight-year-old urchin once complained me of that he had't been given his long-awaited Christmas present - the toy Superman. So that is where the idea of snow S-man came from. 'That would be a perfect surprise for his birthday.' - I thought. And it was indeed!

Here is how you can make such a SuperSnowman. (Just follow the photos and the steps above).

   First, make a large snowball approximately as tall as your knees. Then make another one (a little bit smaller), put it over and piece the balls together, piling snow between them well.

   Next go over  these steps again and again: make other snowballs (according to the sizes of the pelvis, chest and head) puting them over the previous part and piecing them toghether one by one.

   Then make the hands  (if it's too hard to form and join with the body witout breaking, you can use sticks as cores of the arms).
   At last make the nose, eyes and a S-mark (to assure everyone that this is an unusual snow hero ;) , put a red cloak and if you like a hat or .. to cut a long story short, just decorate with whatever you want.

So it seems to be ready!

Step 2: The Snow Dog

Another creation is this dog. Sooo, let me introduce you!  It's called 'Masha'.  It is as tall as me and  is very friendly, it won't bite you. It took me and my sister around three hours to make Masha from start till finish (my sister is on the left on both pictures). As you see, it turned out to be strong enough to hold her and her friend both on its back without breaking.

HOW did Masha grow? (I should confess it passed many typical periods: you know, puppyfat, acne vulgaris.....etc. )
And now seriously here are the steps.

     First,  to make this snow doggy I had to put lots of snow piling it up at one place and trying to make it as strong as  I could (which frankly isn't really easy in these proportions). And so I formed a compact pile as large as the dog's body height. But it was only the half of the work! Next came sculpturing.

     Afterwards,  I made holes between the upcoming beast's paws. Then I gradually smoothened down the legs and the body itself. Next was the turn of the neck end the head. So I continued piling up snow, forming the neck and then I put the head (which my sister had made) and fixed it with more snow.

     At last we sculptured the details - the muzzle, the ears, the tail.. and so on. It seemed to be ready!
     I should note the fact that in her short (but happy!) life Masha had made its best - it rode children (and those by nature) on its back and  made many people just stop for a while, make photos and smile!

ATTENTION: If you are making a snow dog you have to be sure that beforehand (as we did, of course) you put in it the most important, irreplaceable and unique ingredient:  love, love, love!

Step 3: The Turtle Got Ready to Jump

   This turtle is quite easy to be made. You have to form an elliptic snowball in the wanted size of the amphibian (which will be the carapace) and also four much smaller ones (the futured legs). Put them together and join with snow as well as between the ground and the snowballs. Afterwards, make the neck and the head by piling snow on the exact place on the shell.
    At the end shape the turtle, smoothening it everywhere well and adorn the carapace separating it on bricks, as shown (for that you can use just soil). And don't forget the eyes - the turtle must see its nice creator.

    PS: The turtle is truly ready for jumping but it is too well-behaved. It won't. But just in order to save your toes from smashing!
Just kidding. Be at your ease.

Thank you for watching, I am waiting for your comments!

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    Haha great fun nice job.
    I had a bash at making a bear and a horse back in 2009.