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Cool (literally) maker kid! He made a snow machine and filled his backyard –

Forest Pearson’s snow dreams started three years ago when he froze ice cubes for an ice track. Back then, his mother wondered what in the world he was doing, but this year, she understands. “We’re past toys,” she said. “We’re into air compressors and spray nozzles.” Forest has even bigger plans for next year. He plans to double the amount of snow he can generate in one night to six feet. All he needs is a bigger pressure washer. “It’s a lot of fun,” he said. “It’s fun to have people over and let them enjoy it too.” Forest said the machine wasn’t cheap. He had to save his allowance to pay for $500 in supplies, but he said it was all worth it.

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