With the arrival of winter in Animal Crossing New Horizons also means the arrival of new seasonal activities. Last season we saw mushrooms and Halloween items, but now we’ve moved on to frozen DIY and toy day items! Players who played the previous version of Animal Crossing will be delighted (or regretted) to see the return of a classic in-game activity: Building Snowboys.
During the month of December and well into 2021, you have the chance to create snowmen (or Snowboys, as they are called in the game). These little guys are tricky to make, but they̵
Making the perfect snow boy
Snowboys cannot be created until your island is completely covered in snow. For the Northern Hemisphere, this normally occurs in mid-December and will continue until mid to late February. For the Southern Hemisphere, this happens in mid-June and lasts until mid to late August. Once the ground on your island is completely covered with snow, it’s time to find two snowballs.
Somewhere on your island, two random snowballs will be together. They usually hide in an open space on your island. To make the Snowboy, you have to push the snowballs around and make them bigger. You have to make them just the right size to create the perfect Snowboy. If you accidentally break a snowball, they will reappear after you enter and exit a building. It may take a while for the snowball to return, but it will. Snowballs often occur relatively close together and on the same layer. So if you find a snowball on the second layer of your island, chances are the other snowball is somewhere nearby on the second layer. Also remember that snowballs will not spawn if your gate is open.
Making snowboys is fun. You can honestly make them any size you want. However, if you’re looking for those craft supplies and DIYs, you need to make the perfect Snowboy. You can also only make one Snowboy per day, so remember to be careful when measuring your snowballs. Although it is difficult to make the perfect Snowboy, it also pays off. Perfect Snowboys will reward you by giving you a new frozen DIY. Plus, the perfect Snowboy gives you a big snowflake every day until it melts, which is about four days.
Perfect Snowboys can be difficult, but there is a trick to it. The first thing you’ll want to do after you find the snowballs is move them to an open area. This gives you plenty of room to roll the snowballs back and forth until they are the perfect size without worrying about them breaking. If you don’t have a reasonably open space on your island, now is the time to take a look and decide where a good open space will be. Some of the spaces the game considers open really aren’t that open or that great for making Snowboys, so keep that in mind.
Continuously roll a snowball back and forth until it is the same height as the character’s eye. Once it’s the size you want, move this snowball to where you want your Snowboy. Make sure there is enough space around him so that you can communicate with him once he wakes up.
Return to the second snowball and roll it until it is about the same height as the character’s ear or, if easier to measure, up to the character’s chin. The ones we made were a bit small, but it was still a Snowboy. Although not a perfect Snowboy, but a Snowboy nonetheless.
Once the smaller ball is the right size, roll it onto the larger snowball to make a snow boy. The Snowboy will immediately congratulate you for making it perfect. If he doesn’t, you’re probably the wrong size and have to start over. You can stop right away to try again if you find that your Snowboy isn’t perfect. However, make sure that your game is not automatically saved when you stop hard.
There are a few tips that may be helpful to keep in mind. The first is that if you feel your snowball is too big, it will roll on the ground where there is no snow. Doing this will make the snowball smaller. Also, be careful when rolling snowballs over bridges and slopes. Just like a real snowball, you have no control over where it rolls. This could cause your snowball to bump into something and break. Finally, keep an eye out for dung beetles. Northern Hemisphere players haven’t had a chance to interact with them, but they are trying to move the snowballs. Sometimes these pesky beetles knock snowballs into objects, throw them off cliffs, or throw them into rivers. Be vigilant or they could break your Snowboy!
Snowboy DIY Recipes
Getting the Snowboy DIYs is well worth the effort they put you through. The frozen items can help create the perfect winter atmosphere during Toy Day and beyond! They’re great for creating a frozen cafe or maybe even a fun stop for Santa to visit. It also helps that for every perfect Snowboy you make, you are rewarded with Nook Miles.
One of the great things about it Animal Crossing New Horizons is that it is fairly forgiving to players with no experience. The first time you make a snow boy, you are guaranteed a frozen DIY. Even if your Snowboy isn’t perfect, you will be rewarded if you try. However, every time after that, make sure the Snowboy is as perfect as possible to get the DIYs.
- Frozen Bow: 1 large snowflake, 10 snowflakes
- Frozen bed: 1 large snowflake, 10 snowflakes
- Frozen chair: 1 large snowflake, 3 snowflakes
- Frozen counter: 1 large snowflake, 5 snowflakes
- Frozen room divider: 1 large snowflake, 6 snowflakes
- Frozen Pillar: 1 large snowflake, 3 snowflakes
- Frozen sculpture: 1 large snowflake, 4 snowflakes
- Frozen table: 1 large snowflake, 8 snowflakes
- Frozen treat set: 1 large snowflake, 1 snowflake
- Frozen tree: 1 large snowflake, 8 snowflakes
- Ice floor: 1 large snowflake, 8 snowflakes
- Ice wall: 1 large snowflake, 8 snowflakes
- Ice Stick: 1 large snowflake, 3 star fragments
- Snow Person Head: 1 large snowflake, 5 snowflakes
- Snow person with three levels: 1 big snowflake, 6 snowflakes, 2 tree branches