The snowman in Deer crossing can be a wonderful addition to an island. Nothing completes a snow day like building a snowman, so building a snowman on a snowy island in Animal Crossing can be the icing on the cake of a perfect island.

There are some caveats with building snowmen, and they aren’t built with just snow on the ground. Here’s all about snowmen in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Snowman in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Snowmen in Animal Crossing are a really fun feature. There is one important caveat, however. Snowmen can only be built in winter, which makes sense because then snow falls and people can build them (although some places are cold enough for longer).

For Northern Hemisphere players, the dates when snowmen can be built are from December 11th to February 25th. In the southern hemisphere, Animal Crossing players can take advantage of the snow from June 11th to February 24th.

Winter at Animal Crossing. Image via Pinterest
Winter at Animal Crossing. Image via Pinterest

In winter, snowballs fall into the town on an island two to three times a day. Players can collect these to start building whenever they find them. Snowballs are small, but after rolling around in the snow, they gradually get quite large.

However, if a snowball hits something too hard or falls into a hole, it is lost forever.

When the snowballs are the right size, i.e. one big enough to hold the other, players can push them together and the smaller one is pushed on top. The snowman can then talk and interact with players similar to any other villager.

If the player puts together a shabby snowman, the snowman will let him know.

The snowman then stops for a few days, shrinking each day before completely melting. This is pretty much what happens to any real snowman, too.

Players will receive a snowman item from the snowman after it melts. You will never get a duplicate because the snowman is sentient and somehow knows all the items the players have and don’t have.

Frozen set. Image via Nooks Treasures
Frozen set. Image via Nooks Treasures

Making the perfect snowman in New Horizons rewards players with large snowflakes and a DIY recipe for items in the Frozen set. The perfect snowman has one sphere the maximum size and the other half the size of the first.

Is the snowman one of the best seasonal additions?

Edited by Sijo Samuel Paul