Classic Snowman v1

DesignedDec 2020
Crease PatternYes

This model is a different kind of snowman from my Happy Snowman model. This time, I wanted to design a classic snowman. Classic in the US, at least. While looking up existing origami snowmen, I came across Jo Nakashima's design and his comment that snowmen are usually made with two snowballs in Japan.

I tried to keep the structure simple for this model and still include the details I wanted (two eyes, a long nose, a hat, two arms, a long scarf, and three snowballs high, all color-changed). I came up with the nose and arm structures first, then grafted enough paper to connect the two and form the rest of the body. I intentionally allocated inner paper instead of the edges for the nose and most of the scarf. Doing so increases the model's efficiency and wastes less paper.

I like this current design, especially the easy-to-find reference points, but I would change a few things in a future version. For example, I would make the nose and arms longer, increase the hat size, minimize the appearance of a split in the face, and maybe add a smile.