How To Create A Perfect Snowman

Snowmen standing next to each other

Snowmen standing next to each other

Cadence Butler, Beat Reporter

This story was previously published on The Sound.

I’m a snowman making expert. (Of course I’m not a snowman making expert silly, but I like to think I am). Are there even snowmen making experts? Or snowman making contests? Because I know there are sand sculpture contests. Huh. Anyways, I’m here to hopefully help you make a perfect snowman.

First, you will need snow: and lots of it. Make sure you have enough room to make a snowman too. Then, make sure you have either rocks or buttons for the eyes, a carrot for the nose, and rocks for the mouth. Don’t forget the sticks for the arms. You can make any face you would like on your snowman. If you want to get creative you could use dye packets for added effects on their faces.  There are lots of things that you can do to personalize your snowman.

Next, you will need to wait for the snow to get to a certain point in it’s melting time frame. The certain type of snow you’ll need is packing snow. You will need a lot of packing snow. Packing snow is snow that is near, or at, its melting point. Packing snow is the best type of snow for building sculptures because, obviously, it’s known for how well you can pack the snow into different shapes.

After that, you’ll need to roll the snow into three different sized balls. You’ll need a larger sized one, a medium, and a small one. Don’t make them too small. Place the largest of them on the ground, the medium-sized ball of snow on top of the largest and place the smallest of them on top. If you’re a perfectionist you can smooth out the snow into a perfectly rounded ball. I recommend taking off gloves if you’re wearing them. The grooves in your gloves will mold themselves into the snow, then the snow will have indentions instead of being smooth.

Lastly, situate the facial features to your liking and ram the sticks into the top part of the middle placed snowball. There’s also snowbabies that you can make. Cute little babies with their parents. Or you could go in a different direction entirely and you could use tape as a mouth of a snowman to make a snow hostage. With their armed perpetrator behind the hostage. Use some dye to create a bloody murder scene or a snowman with cool colored hair. If you have a younger sibling or small children that live on your block you could make an Olaf. If you do make an Olaf then you should buy some dye packets to define his features. Make a cute snowball caterpillar, then use its body parts to annihilate your friends. Use broken headphones, sunglasses, scarves, Hawaiian leis, the possibilities are infinite! Be creative with your snowman.

I hope I cleared steps up for you. Or even taught you how to make a snowman! I am sorry if I left some steps out. If you can think of any more steps or would move any of my steps around, do it. Just remember, snowmen will eventually melt so you’ll need to pick up all of your snowman’s decorations.