Growing up in the Northeast, snow (and lots of it) was a big part of childhood. With every big storm snowmen were bound to pop up on every block. A few people got creative, but variations of "a corn-cob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal" were de rigueur. Our local library had Snowmen: Creatures, Crafts and Other Winter Projects on display recently and we found it a great inspiration for thinking out of the box about snowmen and snow fun in general.
Using everyday household objects and things you can find in most backyards, the authors created some clever Frosty alternatives sure to get your creative juices flowing.
The book goes beyond snowmen to include other snow-building projects as well as a few food-related projects for the snow-deprived (Marshmallow Snowmen and Macaroon Men for example).
Snowmen is the work of Leslie Jonath, Peter Cole and Frankie Frankeny. Unfortunately it is out of print, but you can likely find it at your local library or there are a few copies left for sale here.