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Easy Snow Sculpture Ideas & Designs - How To Create A Basic Snow Sculpture

Updated on March 2, 2012


If you are looking for ideas for snow sculptures and pictures then you are in the right place. Snow sculpting is great fun and easy to do, with a little practice you can make some great fun snow sculptures ranging from basic designs to complicated pieces of art. Even children can get involved in snow sculpting, it really is a fun way to enjoy the snow.

In this article we will have a look at some ideas for making a snow sculpture. First of all we will look at what is involved in making snow sculptures, then we will check out some basic designs and pictures. Then if you are feeling up to something of a challenge we will have a look at some more complicated snow sculpting designs that you way want to try yourself. Whatever design you fancy you are sure to have a great time creating a snow sculpture.

How To Create A Snow Sculpture


The first thing you will need when making a snow sculpture is obviously snow! You also need a decent amount of snow and it really needs to be the right kind of snow. The fine power snow that skiers and snowboarders love is not ideal for snow sculpting. You want the snow to be a little more sticky and moist. To get an idea of how good the snow is for snow sculptures simply try to make a snowball. If this is easy then you are in business, however if the snow crumbles and won’t stick together you may not be able to make a snow sculpture after all.

If you have the right snow and enough snow to work with then you can create and build your very own snow sculpture. To do this you first need to think about what sort of design you will wanting to make, we will look at plenty of options later on. When you know what you want to make you need to pile your snow into a big mound. Do this using a shovel or you can roll large balls up and put them in a pile. Next you need to start carving away at your snow sculpture, this is the fun bit. For more information on how to create a snow sculpture you can read this article here, this will give you all the information you need to know about making a snow sculpture.

Basic Ideas

Basic Snow Sculpture Ideas


If this is the first time you have made a snow sculpture you may want to start with something simple. Some of the designs can be very complicated and difficult to produce, so you want to start with the basics. Adding things like curves and such is going to be a little tricky so think along the lines of straight lines to begin with. Nothing that is to difficult. Often letters are easy to carve out of snow and are a great place to begin when making a snow sculpture.

Some of the designs pictured to the right are not to tricky, they just require simple angles and some nice easy shapes. You don’t have to copy any of the ideas or pictures on this page, you can easily come up with your own ideas. Using words is a great way to carve, the word snow was one I did myself and it was great fun, you could use a name or another word and carve it out with no real problems. It is a good idea to first of all draw out what you want your snow sculpture to look like. Then you can follow this design idea and copy it in the actual snow.

The best thing about working with snow is that you can make as many mistakes as you like. All you need to do is add more snow to get rid of any errors. This make snow sculpting great for people who don’t really know what they are doing, you simply can’t go wrong, if it is not working just start over. Snow sculpting does take time and practice but if you keep your design simple both you or your children should be able to manage no problem.

My Attempt At A Snow Sculpture

More Complicated Designs

If you are serious about snow sculpting then you may want to take it to the next level. The are some incredible designs out there that take a great deal of skill and ability. Some people spend days creating these pieces of art and sometimes many people work on snow sculptures that are as big as houses. Maybe you can not do anything to this level of skill but you can still admire some of the work that went into creating these stunning snow sculptures.

You may not be able to exactly copy any of these ideas or designs for snow sculptures but you may be able to create your own version of some of them. They don’t have to be perfect or as large as some of these examples, just use trial and error and see what you can come up with.

Snow sculpting really is a great way for children and adults alike to enjoy the winter snows. While some designs really are not that hard, others take lots of people days on end to complete. Whatever design idea you try I am sure you will have a wonderful time building your very own snow sculpture. if you are knew to the world of snow sculpting then the best advice we can give you is to keep it simple, start with basic designs that are not to hard and perfect your technique as you go along. Before long you may find that even you are capable of some of the amazing snow sculptures that you see here on this page.


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    • Robin Anderson profile image

      Robin Anderson 

      8 years ago from United States

      Cant wait for snow so I can make something awesome. Thanks for sharing all the cool photos.

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      8 years ago

      Omg U know what is awesome this booda hah he looks like JACOB

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      Tonja Petrella 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      How fun! I love looking at snow sculptures, but honestly, I prefer to do it from the warmth of my home! :-)


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