The snow packed wonderfully, but we picked up lots of leaves, so we had to top-dress it with some clean snow. With a lack of raw materials (charcoal, carrots, corncobs, branches, etc.), we had to improvise with what we had on hand, which turned out to be cattails, Oreos, and a Twizzler. Ryan had a lot of fun rolling, smoothing, and poking, but seems a bit frightened of the finished product. Nika is equally as disturbed as now each time I let her out, she barks defensively at the "intruder" in the back yard. We call him the "AbominOreo Snowman".