I remember making a snowman every winter in northeastern Ohio. We mostly stuck with the traditional three snowball pattern. The first snowball would be rolled around the yard until it became so large we couldn't move it. Hopefully that would happen in a good spot for viewing. The second snowball didn't have to be so massive, so we would only make it large enough for two people to pick up and plant on the bottom snowball. Loose snow made great mortar and grout.
The top snowball was usually the size of a basketball, and it was rarely a problem to replace after a snowball fight. We usually stuck a carrot into it to form a nose, two sticks with branches to form arms, and then wrapped a scarf around its neck. That was it.
If there was still snow on the ground in March, we would try to make one more snowman. Rolling the wet snow into a ball looked like rolling up a carpet. The grass under the snow would appear. We'd leave that snowman up and watch it deteriorate as the weather got warmer.