The Oompa Loompas received this wonderful gift for Christmas, (thanks Melissa). Middle OL has been desperate to build a snowman so he can try it out. We have been waiting for some snow and yesterday we got our wish, it was time to get the kit out and make our own snowman.Now I am not sure if you have ever built a snowman in Colorado but it is jolly difficult. The snow it too dry and does not form into a ball. When I have made snowmen before back home, I have used the 'make a tiny ball and keep on rolling it until you have an enormous boulder' technique. It's fail safe but oh no, not here, not with this kind of snow. You have to adapt a kind of 'scoop and pat' technique. Not so much fun and you have to be very delicate with the patting.
But we got there in the end, not a conventional snowman but a snowman nether the less.
This kit was amazing. You get the hat, the carrot, the pipe, coal eyes, little coal pieces for the mouth and buttons. All are fixed on a thin stick which you can easily slide into the snow. I will be using this kit from now on as in the past my stones/pine cones fall out of the snowmen and the dogs usually end up eating the carrot nose!!
Have a wonderful weekend, stay warm, be happy and perhaps make a snowman if you get the chance. Especially my nieces and nephews in England, you have got to make the most of all that snow that has been bucketing down over the past few days.