How to build a snowman.

We are trying to build a snowman on our day trip to the mountains for the weekend. The last time we tried to build a snowman our hands froze and nearly got frostbite as we soon realized that the snow were as hard and heavy to pickup as sand. We are not familiar with snow and we are dumbfound as to how to build a snowman. We will bring a shovel, a carrot, a large hat, a scarf and a camera. What is a practical way to build a snowman body form in half a day?
Thanks.
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Sam Nickaby, 12/30/2005, 11:36:05 AM,

http://www.ehow.com/how_9769_build-snowman.html
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#1 wear warm gloves - preferably with a waterproof layer, not the cloth gloves as they will be soaked and cold within minutes. #2 Building a snowman only works with reasonably wet snow (if you can make a snowball by packing snow in your hands without having to squeeze really hard, then it should be ok) - if the snow is cold and dry and doesn't stick to itself very well then you're out of luck I'm afraid. #3 Start with a large snowball, roll it along the ground and let it pick up snow as it rolls, it's own weight will pack the snow into itself and it will become larger as you roll it. Roll it as large as you like for the bottom section. The middle section should be slightly smaller (snow is heavy, so make sure you can lift it), The head should be smaller still. #4 as you stack the sections, you may need to pick up handfulls of snow and pack them into the spaces between the larger body sections to stabilize them #5 apply hat, scarf, and carrot (no, not THERE! the NOSE!) #6 take picture
Now, there are some substeps in there that are important if you're doing this as a family. Frequent breaks need to be taken to throw snowballs at each other. Some screeching and laughing is normal. Enjoy.
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Sam Nickaby wrote:

you make a snowball and start rolling it the wetter and fluffier the snow the quicker the ball will form make the bottom about 4' big a round
for real...you don't need a shovel..(but you can use it in the end to sculpt)
i built a snowman and woman and two children...
but i'll tell you this free of charge if you are planning a snowman this is not something you plan this is something you do spontaneous
don't make no more plans for nothing, just go and have fun
turn the dang internet off!
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In retrospect.. I dont know how my sisters and I ever figured it out without ehow.com <grin> lucy
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Ya put your biggest ball on the bottom and your smallest ball on top. Then you find a friend with medium sized balls and stick one of them in the middle. Carrots and buttons are optional.
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wrote:

Do you know the difference between a snowman and a snow woman?
Snowballs. I couldn't resist! lucy :)
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Lucy wrote:

My wife, Sandy, is kind of funny about putting cleavage on the snow-women. She's so cool.
Tom in KY, we usually only get one good snowman or snow-woman per year. Blame global warming?
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See if she will help you re-create this one:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/filmteknik/snowblow.jpg
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Steve Kraus wrote:

Slim chances on that one in real life or the snow. She's cool but, well, maybe not THAT cool out in the yard.
Tom in KY, keeping it real man,,,
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Not even in real life? Hope you knew that on the way in!
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Steve Kraus wrote:

Not in the yard.
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ROTFL ...... Thanks for the laugh !!!!
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Who the hell wants to freeze their balls...?
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There are days when the snow it just too dry and no one could make a snow man unless they had access to a hose hooked up to water I suppose. That's part of the magic of snowman making. There are times when it just the right wetness and you just start rolling. Snow Angels are great in dry snow. Just lay down and wave your arms and legs back and forth then get up carefully and enjoy your art.
Lynne

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It's easier to just buy them at Wal-Mart
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