Building a snowman is such a fun activity to do during the winter. It gets you moving outdoors and getting Vitamin D. It also allows your family to spend some quality time with each other. Making a snowman is so simple and easy. Even very young children can help out with building a snowman. If you are looking for some ideas for building a Christmas snowman, you have come to the right place. In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about building a Christmas snowman with snow. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you will be ready to get outside and start building a snowman. Let’s begin!
Steps to Building a Christmas Snowman
Let’s begin by taking a look at the steps to building a snowman. While snowmen are very easy to build, there are some tips for making them better than the average snowman. Here are the steps to making a Christmas snowman.
Step 1: Choose the Right Snow
Before you begin building your snowman, you will have to wait for the snow to become easy to work with. If the snow is too powdery, it won’t stick together very well. The snow must be packable in order to hold together. Fresh snow that has fallen when the temperatures are around 32° F (0° C) is the best kind of snow for building snowmen. If the snow doesn’t stick together very well, spray some water onto it. The moister the snow is, the better it will stick together.
Step 2: Start Packing the Snow
Once the snow is perfect for making a Christmas snowman, it is time to start building. Begin by taking a handful of snow and packing it together, just like you were making a snowball. But instead, you will continue packing the snow until the ball becomes very large. Once your ball of snow becomes too large and awkward to pack anymore, begin rolling it across your lawn. The snow will want to stick to the ball of snow that you are rolling. Continue rolling it until the snowman reaches the size that you want it to be.
Step 3: Make Two More Balls
After you have made your one large ball of snow, you must repeat the process and make two more balls. However, this time the balls will be slightly smaller. The one ball will be for the waist, and the other one will be the head. The ball you just made is the base of the Christmas snowman.
Step 4: Stack the Balls Together
Once you have your three balls of snow, it is time to start stacking them. Begin by rolling the bottom ball of snow (the biggest) to the place you want it to be. Next, carry the second biggest ball of snow over and place it on top of the large ball of snow. After that, place the third one on top of the other ball of snow. If you did it correctly, the bottom ball should be the biggest, and the top ball should be the smallest. Take some snow and pack it between the balls to help hold them together.
Step 5: Add Decorations
Next, you can start adding decorations to your Christmas snowman. You can use anything you want for this next step. You can use vegetables, fruits, buttons, clothing, craft supplies, or even just sticks. Create arms, a mouth, eyes, and a nose with these supplies. You can also add hats, scarves, and any other clothing that you have. Decorations will add some personality to your Christmas snowman.
How to Turn a Regular Snowman into a Christmas Snowman
It is very easy to turn the average snowman into a Christmas snowman. All you need are a few decorations and perhaps some Christmas lights to put around the snowman. You won’t want to put lights on the snowman, since they may cause the snowman to melt. Here are some ideas for decorating your snowman for Christmas.
Decorate with Holly
Holly is such a festive plant that will make your Christmas snowman look dressed up for the holiday season. There are many ways to use Christmas Holly on your snowman. If your snowman is wearing a hat, consider placing some Holly on the hat. You may need to glue the Holly on so that it doesn’t blow away. Another idea is to put some Holly on your snowman’s scarf.
Have Him Hold a Christmas Sign
Consider buying or making a Christmas sign for your snowman to hold. Your sign could read, “Merry Christmas”, “Let It Snow”, or “Happy Holidays”. You could also have a cute saying that has to do with snowmen, such as, “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?” or “Frosty the Snowman”. You could either place the sign next to him, or you can find a way for him to hold it. You could also wrap the sign around his neck if you tied some string on it.
String Some Lights Around Your Snowman
Let everyone see your snowman at nighttime by stringing some lights around him. If you built your snowman close enough to your house, you may be able to put the lights onto your house. Otherwise, buy a yard arch and put it over your snowman. Then, decorate the arch with Christmas lights.
Don’t Live Where It Snows? Make Snowman Crafts Instead!
Don’t fret if you don’t live in a location where it snows often. There are so many crafts you can make that look exactly like snowmen. Here are some creative ideas.
Snowman Christmas ornaments are so easy and fun to make. They are also very popular around Christmas time. Here are some simple and easy snowman ornaments to make:
Light Bulb Snowman Ornaments
This snowman Christmas tree ornament is simply adorable. All you need to do is spray the light bulb with spray glue, add some glitter, tie on the string, and glue on the arms, beads, and other accessories. This snowman ornament craft is very easy and quick to make.
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Snowman Face Ornament
A snowman ornament doesn’t have to have the entire body of a snowman. This snowman face ornament only shows the head of a snowman. To make this craft, use a hammer and nail to poke a hole near the top of a canning jar lid. This will be where you string your hanger through. Paint the lid with Gesso, and then paint on some white paint. Once the paint has dried, paint on eyes, a nose, and rosy cheeks. Use yarn and pom-poms to make the snowman’s earmuff. Put some string or wire through the hole you made so that you can hang your snowman face ornament.
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Recycled Key Snowman Ornaments
Do you have keys that you don’t need anymore? If so, consider turning them into snowman ornaments. All you need to do is paint them, tie a string onto them, and add some decorations. This craft is so easy to make, and its a creative way to reuse old keys.
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Mason Jar Snowman
This next Christmas snowman craft is perfect for decorating your house with. Simply glue on a scarf, a nose, eyes, buttons, and a piece of fabric on top of the mason jar. This mason jar is supposed to be for holding cookie mix. However, you could fill it with sugar or even white hot chocolate.
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Cereal Box Snowman
Have some empty cereal boxes? Making a snowman from cereal boxes is a great way to recycle the boxes. Begin by adding paper, paint, or duct tape to your cereal box so that it is white-colored. Next, decorate your Christmas snowman with whatever craft supplies you can find. Have fun making this adorable snowman.
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Winter time is that time of year when people often get the flu, so stay safe by keeping plenty of soap nearby. With these happy snowmen faces looking at you, washing your hands will be something you look forward to. Simply glue on the snowman face (make the eyes, mouth, and nose from paper), and then wrap some tape around the snowman as a scarf.
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Building a snowman is such a great winter family activity. It allows you and your kids to get some fresh air after being cooped up in the house. If you have been interested in building a Christmas snowman, you have come to the right place. It only requires a few steps to make a Christmas snowman. To begin, you must pack the snow and then began rolling it across your lawn. If the snow isn’t sticky enough, add some water to it. Once you have all your balls of snow made, add some Christmas decorations and clothing to your Christmas snowman. Don’t live where it snows? No worries! In this article, I also went over some creative snowman crafts that you can make. These crafts are also great to make on days when it is too cold outside to make a snowman. I hope today’s article has inspired you to get outside and build a Christmas snowman with your family. Don’t forget to snap a picture of it before it melts. Have fun!