The Snowball Throwers, Launchers, and Makers to Buy This Winter

Crossbows, snowball makers, and an armament case to gain the tactical advantage.

by Jesse Will
A black and green snowball thrower, launcher, and maker

You’ve got the snow fortress built, your fight strategy outlined, and your snowball-making skills down. Now you’re just looking for that extra advantage to win the fight. How about a snow crossbow? Or an armament case for your pre-made snowballs? Sure, you don’t need these things for a snowball fight — but they certainly increase your chances of winning. These are the items we recommend for dads looking to upgrade their snow arsenal.

Wham-O Snow Trac-Ball

Pick up some snow with the attached scoop and pack it into a ball. Then drop it in the blue launcher and you’re ready to go. Identify your target and fling that snowball with an oddly satisfying, jai alai-style throw.

Buy Now $16

Paricon Snow and Sand Block Maker

When you’re crafting a snow fortress, clean-lined lined walls will help intimidate the enemy and protect you from the barrage. This simple plastic box creates 10″ x 5″ x 7″ bricks once you pack it with snow.

Buy Now $9

Wham-O Arctic Force Snow Bow

The Snow Bow’s elastic slingshot mechanism volleys high-arching snowballs toward your opposition. Its plastic armor plates might protect you from a direct shot, too.

Buy Now $22

Wham-O Arctic Force Snowball Blaster

If you’ve got a sore arm (or are recovering from Tommy John surgery), arm yourself with this blaster, which works similarly to a slingshot. Wham-O claims that it can launch snowballs, which you can make with the mold mounted on top of the barrel, up to 60 feet. There’s even a vinyl target so you can practice your aim.

Buy Now $20

Blizzard King 8-Pack Snowball Arsenal

This hard plastic snowball crafter has a briefcase-like handle, which makes sense, because you’re about to handle business. Since the Arsenal makes eight perfect orbs at a time, you’ll be sitting on towers of ammo while the opposition slowly flounders.

Buy Now $15

Wham-O Arctic Force Monster Snowball Slingshot

This epic slingshot is essential for team snowball conflict. Three people — two holding the handles, one pulling back the basket — can work together to fling snowballs way further than you could on your own (assuming you’re not an NFL quarterback or fastball-heavy pitcher).

Buy Now $16

Sled Legs

The most experienced snow warriors know that, sometimes, you have to admit defeat. If you need to flee the scene, these sled legs are a godsend. They strap to your shins, so you can run to the nearest hill, drop to your knees, and effortlessly glide away to safety. Grab a hot cocoa and then get back to the action.

Buy Now $55

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