Another Snow Day? Kids are home? Run out of ideas?
Here are mine.
Valentine’s Marshmallow Snowmen (and Snowladies):
My K-2 After School Enrichment class made these Monday and, believe it or not, they waited to taste the “art supplies”…ummm, candy….until everyone was finished.
–lollipop sticks (or assemble these on a plate w/o sticks)
–icing (or “glue”)
–red candies, such as red M & M’s, red hots, red candy melts, licorice, sour belts, etc.
–candy melts for hats and noses, other options: candy corn, cherries
–food coloring and toothpicks (or “paintbrushes”) and/or edible markers
–edible candy eyes
–pretzels (for arms, we used brown food coloring to paint the branch arms)
–OR use whatever you have in the house.
Each child got a plate with a glob of icing, marshmallows, a plastic knife and candy eyes. The rest of the candy was in bowls, so they could choose how to decorate their red-candied Snow-people. Easy peasy! The kids made Snow-families, some carrot noses stuck out and others were iced to the side of the face. Branch arms were drawn on with toothpicks dipped in brown food coloring. Pretzels make nice branch arms, too.
Warning: Eating too many Marshmallow Snowmen in one sitting will cause a sugar rush!
My other ideas are mainly food related because one of my mottos raising triplets plus one is “If all else fails, bake!”
Happy Snow Day, hon.