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Animal Crossing: New Horizons perfect Snowboy guide and DIY recipe list

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Only crafting a perfect Snowboy will give you recipes

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A Snowboy tells an Animal Crossing character, “You did it!” Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Just like in previous games, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players can make snowmen (called Snowboys in-game) during the winter time.

You’ll only see snowballs to roll into Snowboys once the ground is completely covered in snow. This takes place about halfway through December for Northern Hemisphere players and around halfway through June for Southern Hemisphere players.

You can find snowballs in open areas on your island. To make a Snowboy, you’ll have to push the snowballs around, making them grow. After growing above a certain size, you can roll the snowballs into each other to create a Snowboy. If you break the snowball by accident, you can respawn one by entering and exiting a building.

Note that no snowballs will spawn on your island if your airport gate is open.

You can make Snowboys of various sizes, but only a perfectly-made Snowboy will give you a seasonal DIY recipe. Perfect Snowboys will also give you a Large Snowflake every day until the Snowboy melts. You’ll need these to make the DIY recipes he rewards you with. A Snowboy will stick around for four days before he melts into oblivion.

How to make a perfect Snowboy

An Animal Crossing character stands next to two large snowballs
Your snowballs should be around these sizes to make the perfect Snowboy
Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  1. Take your two snowballs to an open area of your island.
  2. Roll one snowball back and forth until it’s at the same height as the top of your character’s eyes.
  3. Roll this large snowball to where you want your Snowboy to end up. It needs space around it, since you’ll need to be able to talk to him.
  4. Roll the second snowball nearby until it’s the same height as the top of your character’s ears. (Use the image above as a reference. You can tilt your camera to ensure the snowballs are approximately the same size.)
  5. Take the smaller snowball and roll it into the larger snowball to complete your Snowboy.
  6. If the Snowboy does not immediately congratulate you on making a perfect version, you may have gotten the sizes wrong. You can hard-quit the game immediately to try again, but make sure the game isn’t auto-saving when you do.

Snowboy DIY recipes

Frozen Arc

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Frozen Arch Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 10 Snowflakes

Frozen Bed

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Frozen Bed Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 10 Snowflakes

Frozen Chair

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Frozen Chair Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 3 Snowflakes

Frozen Counter

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Frozen Counter Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 5 Snowflakes

Frozen Partition

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Frozen Partition Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 6 Snowflakes

Frozen Pillar

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Frozen Pillar Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 3 Snowflakes

Frozen Sculpture

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Frozen Sculpture Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 4 Snowflakes

Frozen Table

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Frozen Table Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 8 Snowflakes

Frozen-treat Set

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Frozen Treat Set Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 1 Snowflake

Frozen Tree

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Frozen Tree Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 8 Snowflakes

Ice Flooring

An Animal Crossing recipe for an Ice Flooring Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 8 Snowflakes

Ice Wall

An Animal Crossing recipe for an Ice Wall Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 8 Snowflakes

Ice Wand

An Animal Crossing recipe for an Ice Wand Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 3 Star Fragments

Snowperson Head

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Snowperson Head Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 5 Snowflakes

Three-tiered Snowperson

An Animal Crossing recipe for a Three-tiered Snowperson Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon
  • 1 Large Snowflake
  • 6 Snowflakes
  • 2 Tree Branches

There are many other seasonal recipes to unlock, depending on the season:


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