Unfortunately, there is no way to have a static snowman, however, you can bring your snowman to life in Minecraft. Snow golems are what you get when you place two snow blocks and a pumpkin on top. If you fence the snow golem in, it can function like a regular snowman out in your yard. This snowman will attack hostile and neutral mobs, so keep him safe from wolves, skeletons, and other hostile entities. This guide will outline the required materials to make a snowman, how to make a snowman, and how to use a snowman.
Required Materials to Make a Snowman
- 2 Snow Blocks
- Pumpkin (Any)
All you need to make a snowman is 2 snow blocks and a pumpkin. If you are looking to avoid making a snow golem, you can replace either of the two snow blocks with white concrete or wool to prevent it from coming to life. If you are looking for aesthetic purposes, you ought to use a carved pumpkin, whereas if you want to craft a live snow golem, you can use any pumpkin you get your hands on.
How to Make a Snowman in Minecraft
If you want your very own Frosty the Snowman, you will need two snow blocks and a pumpkin. You can find pumpkins throughout many different biomes, even growing in snowy biomes. Pumpkins can also be grown, so once you have found one pumpkin you can use it to grow more.
Snow blocks will most likely have to be crafted, if you have a silk touch tool, you can break any snow with it to collect the block of snow. Otherwise you can hit the top layer of snow with a shovel to gather snowballs. It takes 4 snowballs to make a snow block.
You can craft snow blocks with four snowballs arranged in a 2x2 configuration.
Once you have your snow collected and a pumpkin ready to go, you can craft a snow golem with 2 snow blocks and a pumpkin on top.
If you find the pumpkin unappealing you can use shears on the snow golem to reveal its face. You cannot place the pumpkin back on its head if you decide against this though, make your choice wisely.
If you want a static snowman, instead of using snow blocks, replace the snow with white wool or white concrete. Pictured below are the three different snowmen you can build as a design for your yard.
The left has white concrete powder, the middle is white wool, and the right snowman is built of white concrete. You can also place levers to give the impression of arms for your snowmen.
You can get wool from shearing sheep. White concrete powder is made by using 4 sand, 4 gravel, and a white dye. You can change the color of the dye if you want different colors of concrete powder.
For this recipe you have to use regular sand, red sand does not function correctly for this recipe. If you want solid concrete, place your concrete powder in a tower, place water on top, and as the water touches the concrete powder, it solidifies into solid concrete.
How to Use a Snowman in Minecraft
Snowmen have no practical use other than looking nice. Snow golems will attack nearby hostile mobs and neutral mobs, which can be useful for drawing aggro, but snowballs deal no damage. Snow golems can be used as weapons for the blaze enemy, but they only deal 1.5 full hearts of damage and quickly die to blaze’s fireballs. Use them for cosmetics, or practicality, whichever you decide.
Alternatively, snow golems can be used as an infinite source of snow. Wherever the snow golem walks, you can harvest snowballs from wherever it walks.
If you keep it in a small contained space, you can constantly break the snow that appears under it for as many snowballs as you want.
In a Nutshell
Snowmen are aesthetic builds that can easily be built very quickly. Snow golems can also be used as a constant source of snowballs. Anything you decide to use can be a nice cosmetic feature to stumble across. Snow golems may not be the strongest to protect your lands, but they are not made for combat, they are made for novelty.
Congratulations, you now know the different ways you can construct a snowman in Minecraft. While snow golems are not the most combat proficient, they make for a nice addition to villages, towns, or yards. The same goes for snowmen. Either of these novel additions can make for a breath of fresh air for your builds.
Q. Do snowballs deal damage in Minecraft?
A. Snowballs deal no damage in Minecraft. There is one exception with the blaze enemy. Blazes take damage from water and snowballs count as water damage. Each snowball will deal 1.5 full hearts of damage. While this is nothing in comparison to a bow and arrow, you can protect your area in the nether with snowballs from a dispenser as a cheap alternative to arrows.
Q. How do you make a Snowman without it becoming a Snow Golem?
A. You cannot use snow blocks if you are trying to make a snowman instead of a snow golem. Instead use blocks like white wool, white concrete powder, or regular white concrete. Any of these options can help sell the idea that the two block tall build you constructed reads as a snowman instead of a strange natural generation. You can also place levers at its sides to help it read as a snowman.