Russians are used to the snow, after all, there's loads of it in this country. Here are a few ways to make the most of the cold weather.
Building an ice fortress can last several days! First of all, try to find a quiet place away from highways and noisy roads and try to find a spot out of direct sunlight - you don’t want your castle to melt.
All you need is a couple of buckets (rectangular ones are better) and snow. Tightly stuff the bucket with the snow, turn upside down – voila! – you have a brick for your own kremlin. Lay these snow bricks on top of each other to create a wall. The size and the style of your kremlin is entirely dependent on the limits of the your imagination. Let it run wild.
Another idea for this game: take a target (or draw it on a wall) and see who throws the most accurately. The winner gets a prize.
You need to wait for the right snow – it should be wet enough to form but still dense. Try making a small snowball first to test it out. Try to avoid making your snowman on or close to an asphalt road, because it locks in heat and your sculpture may melt from the bottom up.
When making the body and head you should build three balls, each bigger than the next. The smallest should obviously be the head, while the largest the base or “legs.” Use a carrot for the nose, twigs for arms, and lumps of coal for the eyes and buttons. In Russia, snowmen usually wear a bucket as a hat – why not?
Kids like icy hills and are ready to spend the whole day just riding up and down them. In Russia, most kids and even adults have a “
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