How to Make a Big Snowman Out of Fake Snow

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How to Make a Big Snowman Out of Fake Snow
You can actually make large snowmen using fake snow. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Fake snow is a soft, white powder that is non-toxic. When water is added to the powder, it grows to around 100 times its original size and makes a fluffy powder that has similar properties to snow. You can use this snow for many activities, such as snow scenes, snow on trees or even on a ski slope. If you freeze the fake snow for a while, you can pack it into a snowman shape, ideal for using as a decoration indoors or in a place that does not get natural snow.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Fake snow
  • 20- or 30-gallon drum
  • Freezer
  • Sticks
  • Buttons
  • Carrot
  • Scarf

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  1. 1

    Pour about a one quart of fake snow into a 20- or 30-gallon drum.

  2. 2

    Fill the drum about halfway with water. Allow the snow to absorb the water for about 30 minutes.

  3. 3

    Place as much of the snow into the freezer as you can fit. Allow the snow to stay in the freezer for about one hour to harden the water inside the snow.

  4. 4

    Move the snow outdoors where you want to place the snowman.

  5. 5

    Pack the snow together into a large ball to make the base of the snowman. Repeat for the smaller top ball.

  6. 6

    Stick accessories, such as sticks for arms, buttons for eyes or a mouth and a carrot for a nose into the snowman. Wrap a scarf around the snowman's neck. Leave the snowman in the yard for up to four days. The water will evaporate out from the snow after three or four days, causing the snowman to collapse.

  7. 7

    You can spray the snowman gently with water each day to help retain the snowman shape for longer, if desired.

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