Sculptures can be made out of snow and ice. In Sweden every year there is a competition to make a snow hotel. Snow is blown onto a metal frame. Once the frame is removed the snow is smoothed and snow pillars are carved to support the roof. Everything is made out of snow including the beds, bar, glasses and tables.

First broadcast:
24 September 2007

Useful as part of study when looking at the characteristics of materials. Allow the children to watch the clip and discuss how and why it is possible for the structures to be made. A number of questions could be posed for the children to investigate such as - would adding a coat to a snowman make him melt quicker or longer? The children could also investigate the best material for a coat for a snowman.