Have you forgotten how to build one, or maybe it's your first time. Get ready for the cold snap with our step-by-step guide!
We all think we know how to make a snowman, don’t we? Well, we tried it out and found that it’s not quite as easy as it looks in the movies! Still, whether your snowman has a bit of a crooked body and a less than spherical head, we’re sure the kids will love him just the same!Follow our step-by-step guide to making a snowman with some handy hints along the way.
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Start by rolling a hand-sized snowball – the basis of all parts of your snowman.
Handy hint: If your snow is quite fresh, you’ll need to compact it quite tightly, otherwise it will fall apart very easily.
Now roll your original snowball around in untrodden, virgin snow. As soon as you’ve stepped in it, it’s more difficult to get it to stick together. Your snowball will rapidly get bigger and bigger. The first one will be your snowman’s body.
Handy hint: As mentioned in Step 1, you’ll need to squash the snow together as you roll, otherwise it’s likely to crumble and fall apart.
Start a new snowball and roll this around slightly smaller than the base. This will be your snowman’s head, so it won’t need to be anywhere near as big as the body.
Handy hint: Don’t squash this one together quite so much, otherwise the face is more difficult to finish off!
Put your snowman’s head onto its body very carefully. Don’t be surprised if the head falls off (or gets pushed off) a couple of times!
Handy hint: You may need to build up your snowman’s neck to ensure the head stays on.
Now all you need to do is dress your snowman. Use a carrot as a nose and pebbles as eyes and mouth. If you can find a spare scarf and hat add that. Easy, wasn’t it? Now go and build him a mate or he may get lonely!
Handy hint: Try to do the eyes and nose quickly, otherwise you may find the snow gets too hard to push them in.