Is it snowing where you live? Then head outside and create some snow animal sculptures.
Let’s Get Started
If you have snow or next time it shows where you live, head outside to make a snow animal in your backyard, balcony or park. Your snow animal creations can be any size.
Here are a couple of ideas to help you get started.
Make a Caterpillar
Line up several snowballs in a row to make a caterpillar shape. Add dark stones for eyes and sticks for antennae.
Make a Turtle
Pile snow into a round mound that will be the turtle’s shell. Place four snowballs around the base of the mound. Shape the snowballs into the turtle’s feet. Add two snowballs to make the turtle’s neck and head. Add dark stones for eyes.
Make a Cat
Make an egg-shaped pile of snow. Pile two columns of snowballs in front of the egg shape. Smooth out the snowballs to make the cat’s front legs and paws. Keep rolling one snowball to make a big snow boulder. Sit it on top of the egg shape for the cat’s head. Shape two more snowballs into the cat’s ears. Add dark stones for eyes and twigs for whiskers.
If the snow is too dry or powdery to keep its shape, just spray it with some water as you work. This should make the snow easier to handle.
Once you’ve finished building your sculpture, mist it lightly with water so it will freeze and last longer.
Document Your Discoveries
- Grab your Nature Notebook and sketch your snow sculptures.
- Take a photo of your snowy creations and share them with us. #GreenHour
Bonus: Follow these instructions from our friends at Ranger Rick® to make a snowy owl and the snowshoe hare (rabbit).