Snowball-makers covered their bare hands in wax while packing the snowballs and then let them sit in a shed for in 24 to 48 hours to dry before canning and dating them.
“Mittens can’t get the consistency you need,” Nick Nelson, a Space150 employee, told the Minneapolis' StarTribune. “It’s just quality control and pride in your work.” If you're in town for the Super Bowl, just swing by 212 3rd Avenue N in Minneapolis to grab one. They're hoping they'll appeal as a fun souvenir for those coming to town.
“You get sand in a bag in Hawaii or moss in Ireland,” Nelson told the StarTribune. “Here, it’s snow.”