Build The Best Snow Fort On The Block With This DIY Snow Brick Mold

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Build The Best Snow Fort On The Block With This DIY Snow Brick Mold


Building walls, forts, igloos, and other favorite snow structures just got a whole lot easier and much more impressive. This weekend, take your personal winter wonderland to a whole new level and previously unseen heights with this DIY method for making perfectly-shaped stackable snow bricks for all your cold weather construction needs!


As a kid growing up in Michigan, I always spent hour upon snowy hour outside with my trusty labrador, carefully transforming my backyard into a sparkling village of structurally sound snow forts and dog mazes. I probably spent way more time on the actual building process than I ever did playing in my creations, but that’s exactly how I liked it! I think it’s safe to assume that tiny snow perfectionist me would have loved this DIY wooden igloo block mold from Jenn at Build-Basic! (Heck, if I had a backyard, I’d even make one for grownup me!)

Perfect for building anything that requires a brick—assuming the snow is cooperating—this quick woodworking project can be completed in an afternoon plus drying time, and is sure to provide a whole winter filled with creative family-friendly fun!

4 thoughts on “Build The Best Snow Fort On The Block With This DIY Snow Brick Mold

  1. screaminscott says:

    Thank goodness there are still things on MAKE that don’t require a $1000 3D printer.

  2. Liz Q says:

    Waxing that would help the blocks come out once its made :)

  3. EspenL says:

    Anyone tried to make their own igloo maker? Even faster to use than building with blocks:

    1. nicknormal says:

      Yeah but blocks are just waiting for the Minecraft treatment!

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