Finally after a few weeks of melting, the snowmageddon has turned into packing snow!
So my husband and daughter built a snowman one afternoon and came in breathlessly looking for something to make eyes and mouth; luckily I had a carrot. But what's a modern family with no coal pile or wood pile to do for the rest? I seized the little plastic food from Aunt Shana, clapped it in a plastic bowl, and handed it out to the excited builders (my husband is an architect - this is loosely in his line of work, see).
I am posting about this because it was a handy solution to a problem that I'm sure will come up again as my children get older and climate change gets more dramatic (and tonight 4-12" of snow is predicted, for pity's sake).