Next time you're stuck at home with the kids on a snow day and they won't pull themselves away from the video games, show them these astounding sculptures. Maybe they'll get inspired to run outside and try to build a better snowman. Because as these crafty creations show, you don't need much more than a few basic tools to turn packed powder into something seriously special. Click through to see the best of all the winter wonders we saw, and read on to learn some trusted techniques for building your own detailed and sturdy snow figures. If you follow our advice, you too can build a winter wonderland. After all, the materials are free!