Winter is almost upon us and with it comes warm cocoa, fireplaces, puffy coats, and lots of snow. There’s no way to avoid this (unfortunate) temperature change, so we might as well make the best of it.
One of the best ways to enjoy winter is through a healthy dose of competitive snowball fights. There’s nothing like a unrehearsed snowball fight during the first snow, to kick off the winter season.
Furthermore, while everyone else is enjoying the fall foliage and drinking pumpkin-spiced everything, you have plenty of time to stock up on the snowball fight “necessities.”
These all seem rather crazy and over-the-top, but just remember – people are actually buying them.
1. Snowball maker (for a perfectly crafted snowball)
This looks like an ice-cream scoop for someone who really, really likes ice cream. It’s not. This is a bonafide snowball maker.
Pay extra attention to the grips on the handle, so your gloved fingers don’t slip while you’re scooping up a mound of fresh snow. You squeeze out a fresh snowball onto your hand and launch it at your closest target. You might miss, but at least your snowballs will look incredibly beautiful.
And, with 200+ mostly five star reviews on Amazon (and counting), it definitely works pretty well. You can buy it here.
2. Snow-block maker (for forts and walls)
It’s hard to run around in three jackets and a pair of soaking jeans – all while throwing snowballs left and right.
Why run when you can just hide? This snow block mold can help you craft a nice little wall to hide behind.
There’s no guarantee that someone won’t just kick over your well-crafted wall and pelt you in the face with a snowball, but that’s just a chance you’re going to have to take.
3. Snowball cannon (for those times when you want everyone else in the snowball fight to hate you)
If hiding out behind the walls of your snow fort and throwing beautifully crafted snowballs wasn’t working, why not take it one step further with a snowball launcher?
This one is guaranteed to make an impression. There is a fairly large chance that people might hate you afterwards, though. Use at your own risk.
The snowball cannon has a lifetime warranty and comes with a target, so you can practice your aim ahead of time. You can buy it here.