Sunday, December 13, 2009

Build a Snowman

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 25:  A 'snowman' ...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Going outside to build a snowman is a great family activity. I suggest keeping a snowman-making kit in the closet so "good" hats, mitts, etc. do not get seconded to dress the creation: The kit could contain:
  • Hat, a secondhand clothing shop may be your best option here. We actually make snow women as women's hats are easier to find.
  • A colourful scarf.
  • As coal is hard to come by these days large buttons are great for eyes.
  • for the nose, a carrot from the refrigerator works best.
  • A good, curvy twig makes a great mouth. More twigs are used for arms.
  • An old pair of mitts for hands.
  • Small, round stones from the seaside make great buttons.
We are still awaiting the first "real" snowstorm of the season here so the wooden one above will have to do until then.. Or we may head to the beach and make one from sand like the one above right that was made on an Australian beach.

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