Today I'm participating in the Snowman Blog Hop celebrating the first anniversary of Scrapbooking SOS! If you're hopping along, you should have arrived here from Sue in CT.
Recently two things happened on the same day: I noticed that we had a bag of 13 large marshmallows that were on the verge of getting stale; and Trevor had friends coming over for a playdate. Naturally, in my world this meant a project.
I dug around in the pantry and came up with all sorts of odds and ends. Far more candy enters this house than we could ever possibly eat (via a ridiculous number of holiday and birthday party goodie bags), so there's always plenty to choose from when we need it for an edible craft. I found a promising assortment- Junior Mints, Nerds, Mike and Ikes, fruit leather, chocolate chips, M&Ms, Hershey kisses, and lollipops. I put some of each on each plate, along with three marshmallows and a wooden skewer.
All the kids had really creative ideas. It was so cool to see them working. Tyler finished fairly quickly, while Trevor and Kayla pondered different options, removed items and changed them, and dug through the bags of extra candy looking for inspiration.
Here's what we made. On the left is Tyler's (age 6) and the one on the right is Trevor's (age 5).
To see more snowman projects, hop along to Jean at PagesinTime.
Labels: Christmas, Crafts for Kids
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about kids crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She is the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?" and does freelance writing and designing.
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Oh my! These are soooo cute! The kids must have had a blast! :)ReplyDelete
Cindy - Such a fun Mom! Can I come over for a Playdate!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for joining me!
Those are so cute! All of you were very crafty!!! TFS :)ReplyDelete
What a great project. I know the kids just loved it. It was fun watching you through the pictures. They all did a great job. (Yeah, we know why your snowman had no arms....you ate them!) LOLReplyDelete
YUMMY!!! How cute!!ReplyDelete
LOL those are really cute! a great way to keep those kiddies busy on snowy, too-cold-to-be-outdoors type of days :)ReplyDelete
very cute idea--I will have to remember this when the grand kids come over.ReplyDelete
I love this idea! Such great creations, and yummy I'm sure. Thanks for some fun snowmen times.ReplyDelete
These are ADORABLE!!! How CUTE! :):):):):):):):):):):)ReplyDelete
The pictures of this project are priceless. Thank you for sharing such a great project to do with the kids.ReplyDelete
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They look like they are having a blast.ReplyDelete
What fun!!! Those look so yummy too!!! I will have to try these with my daycare kiddos!!ReplyDelete
Glad to be in this hop with you!
Great idea for indoors for kids!ReplyDelete
What a darling and FUN craft!!! Great idea! What kid wouldn't LOVE to make these?!?!?!?ReplyDelete
Love this idea! My 4 year old loves an excuse to be crafty and this is right up her alley. Thanks for the inspiration! :)ReplyDelete