Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yummy Snowman

We (finally!) had craft time today.

This kept them entertained for a reallllly long time.
That is always a good thing.

Large marshmallows
Sucker sticks
lots of candy
frosting for glue

The Boy.

The idea initially was to dip the snowmen in white chocolate before decorating.
I, being right on top of things as always, realized too late that we didn't have enough white chocolate.

So we just used little dabs of frosting as glue instead.
I gave each kid a different color toothpick to use for the glue.

Pretzel sticks would've made cute arms too, but yeah... didn't have those either.

The Boy's friend.

The Baby.

The Girl. I realize I should be looking at her or her creation, but did you see that amazing Christmas light bokeh behind her?! Ohmygoodness. Can't even stand it.
From this day forward every picture I take will be in front of a Christmas tree.

Mine. Yeah, I made one too! The kids can't have all the fun.

My camera battery died right as I was taking pictures.
No big deal really except it made me realize I haven't charged it since early Fall.

That tells me just how few pictures I've taken recently! Crazy.
I can't wait to start taking them more often again.
And to create new jewelry again.

Just you wait, there's big things coming from me.
BIG, I tell ya.
Or maybe that's just my thighs from all this candy...

p.s. The winner of the Life is Sweet necklace is Laura! You really need to check out her blog. This couldn't be more perfect for her.


Polka Dot Moon said...

Who knew snowmen could look so delish! We're gonna have to try this out :)

Shorty said...

Such a great post! Made me smile super big! And your children are beautiful. Now, I've got to add these items to my last minute shopping list so we can make some!

Victoria said...

So cute...the kids and the snowmen! We made 3D paper snowmen today...I love a craft I don't have to shop for!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

My Hannah is all into crafts and she would LOVE this one! I will have to get some gum drops and pretzel sticks!

jen christians said...


Gina said...

Very cute-my kids would love these!

Kim -today's creative blog said...

My son would love these.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Lovely pictures. Really nice. I remember making these when my kids were younger.

LuLu said...

yummmm and fun!!!!

the wild raspberry said...

those snowmen are fantastic!
happy holidays beki~

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Merry Christmas, Beki! THanks for being a friend through the blogosphere. Wish you were coming to Blissdom so we could all meet up in person!

Lissa said...

those little crafts are super cute! Merry Christmas!

michelle allen said...

so cute!!! and yummy looking. hope you have a merry and blessed Christmas.

Martha said...

Love that craft!!! Sounds so fun! And you are right...those lights are gorgeous paired with your kiddos!

Valerie said...

Super cute...now I'm hungry.

Laura said...

You and Meg are putting me and my craft time to shame...I even invited neighbors to join us for crafts.and we have yet to get to them! Maybe today..or maybe not..gotta cake to get to first...

Ruth said...

ahh... i'm so glad it's laura! perfect.
and those are very cute snowmen!
happy christmas eve eve :)

Kathryn said...

It looks like they had a lot of fun!

With kids it probably worked out better with the frosting instead of chocolate - didn't have to worry about it being too hot and kids getting burned fingers and with frosting it something even younger kids could do.

Thanks for sharing this with us!

Christina said...

Fun project...I like the kind you eat, then you don't have to find a drawer or a shelf on which to stash them forever!! :) And there are no worms that eventually come out and wiggle around on your dining room floor...ewww! Acorn projects from school will no longer be allowed in the house!
Gotta get a back-up battery! We have three, and I still inevitably end up leaving any extras at home...so once you get the extras, then remember to have them on hand. And charged. :)

RedPoppy said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Loooove the marshmallow snowmen.

Amanda Joy Petersen said...

I love the yummy snowman idea for my two year old. That will be perfect for next year.