How to Build a Snowman

Building a snowman can be fun, entertaining, and a great way to burn up some holiday feasting pounds! All you need are a few things to get you started and be sure you include some Christmas music and laughs into your adventure!

What you Need:
  • Snow (or, if you live in tropical climates, try using Play-Doh, or Paper Mache for a mini snowman!)
  • Gloves or Mittens (To keep your hands safe if you’re in the snow
  • Carrot, Candy Cane, Rocks (for the nose)
  • Charcoal or black buttons (for the eyes)
  • Twigs or tree branches (for the arms)
  • Santa red hat, Baseball Cap, Cowboy hat (or any type of hat to give your snowman some style!)
  • Christmas Music!

How to Put it All Together:
  1. Start out by testing the snow. Is it fluffy or packed to the ground? The fluffy stuff can be easy to work with, but sometimes the packed stuff makes for holding together better! Once you’ve determined what you’ve got to work with, start out by making the base of your snowman. Start out small, then roll away! Roll and pack the snow as you go, making the base as big, or small as you'd like! (Keep in mind, the base of the snowman should be the biggest part of your fluffy friend!) Note: If you’re using Play-Doh or Paper Mache, mold your base to the size of your desire. Then, add it on top of a piece of cardboard or wooden plank.

  2. You're ready to build the mid-section of your snowman friend. Repeat the steps in number one, of rolling and packing snow. Again, make it as big or small as you'd like. Add on top of your base, and make sure there is a firm hold. If you're using Play-Doh or Paper Mache do the same. Then, add on top of your base, making sure it sticks!

  3. The head is the final piece of the snowman's skeleton. It's typically the smallest section of the snowman. Repeat the steps in number one and two, and pack and roll. Plop the head on top of the mid-section and make sure it's sticking! For Play-Doh and Paper Mache users, do the same.

  4. You're ready to give your snowman some life. Using your desired essentials for the face, apply the nose first, then the eyes. From there, draw a mouth right onto the head of your snowman. Make him or her smile with style!

  5. Now you're ready to add a hat or other accessory for the top of your snowman. If you're using Play-Doh or Paper Mache, try using a baseball cap or another smaller version of a hat. Plop your hat on top of the head of your snowman and move onto the arms. Use twigs or branches and plug them right into the mid-section.

  6. Stand back and marvel at your masterpiece ... while enjoying some Christmas tunes!
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