How To Make A Snow Bong

snow bong

Snow days are pretty much the greatest thing ever. Nothing beats a solid excuse to ditch your ‘real’ obligations in exchange for a day of fun and relaxation. A few inches of snowfall was all it took to send me into stoner engineering mode. I wanted to see if I could make a working bong completely out of snow – no glass slide, no tin foil, no nothing – just snow.

So, is it possible to smoke out of something completely made of snow? I had my doubts, but keep reading. The results are nothing short of awesome!

Materials Needed to Make A Snow Bong:

material needed for snow bong


  • Snow.
    This is by far the most important thing. All of the other materials are negotiable. 
  • A bowl. (the kind you eat cereal out of – not the kind you use to smoke weed)
    This is going to give you something to build on. Alternatively, you could just build it directly into a pile of snow. 
  • Dowel.
    This will let you make the smoke chamber. You can use all sorts of other stuff if you don’t have a dowel. I bet you could make a shower curtain rod work. 
  • A skewer.
    This is to form the bowl. You could also use a small screwdriver, clothes hanger, small stick, etc. 

Step 1: Pile Some Snow Into the Bowl

how to make a snow bong part 2


Step 2: Insert the Dowel Into the Snow, and Pack it in.

Make sure you don’t push the dowel all the way to the bottom. Leave about 2 inches of snow between the dowel and the bowl. 

snow bong part 2


Step 3: Grab More Snow and Build It to Your Desired Height.

This is also your chance to show of your sculpting skills. I obviously have none. 



Step 4: Remove the dowel.

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Step 5: Use a Skewer to Poke a Thin ‘Downstem’ into the Chamber.



Step 6: Then, Use the Skewer to Carve a Small Bowl.

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Step 7: Pack it Up and Enjoy!

snow bong

 Does it actually work? Hell yeah it works! Well, kinda. I was able to get about 5 good puffs off of it before it melted beyond use. It’s quite a bit of effort for just 5 hits, but it sure was fun. You could certainly add a glass bowl and get a good bit more time out of it, but I wanted to see if you could smoke out of just snow – and yes, you can. Awesome. 


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