When winter weather brings an abundance of snow, it means it is time to bundle up and head outside to build a snowman. Building a snowman is one of the most popular wintertime traditions, but what if you want your snowman to stand out from the crowd? There are multiple ways that you can step up your snowman game. The next time there is a heavy snowfall, remember these snowman-building tips to create a one-of-a-kind snow masterpiece that will last in your memory for a lifetime.
Give your snowman a full head of hair
Thanks to Frosty the Snowman, the go-to method of covering a snowman's bald head is with a hat. Instead of going this traditional route, though, consider giving your snowman a full head of hair. There are a number of ways that this can be done. Old plants are a good source for hair, along with old mop heads. Even using sticks to give the snowman a spiky 'do is a great way to add some character to your snow creation.
Collect old clothes
In preparation for the snowy season, start collecting clothes that are too old or worn to donate. These clothes can become designated clothes for your annual snowmen. Be creative with your clothing collections, too. Collect anything from scarves and hats to jackets and mittens-and everything in between. There are many ways you can step up your snowman game, simply by adding brightly colored, fun clothing.
Consider painting it
Add a splash of color to the white winter landscape by making your snowman a specific color. PennLive.com suggests combining a mixture of food coloring and water in a spray for an environmentally friendly way to color your snowman. Considering giving your snowman rosy red cheeks, or use the spray to create clothes if you don't have any old attire to put on your snowman. Coloring your snowman will keep it from blending in with its surroundings, helping it stand out from the rest of the neighborhood's offerings.
Set the scene
A single snowman can be interesting enough, but when you build multiple snowmen, you can also create a fun, elaborate scene for passersby. For instance, EscapeAdulthood.com suggests creating snow-versions of the whole family. Each family member can be distinguished with a defining characteristic like a hockey stick for the hockey player or a college football jersey for the sports fan. Other entertaining scene ideas include a family dinner, a poker table or a gathering of snowmen bowling. The options are endless for snowmen escapades, since it is only limited by your imagination.
A snowman doesn't have to look like the traditional carrot-nosed type. Use your imagination to create a unique snowman. These simple, imaginative tips should help you quickly become the envy of your street.
This article is presented by Perkins Motors in Colorado Springs, Colorado.