Christmas Project with the Kids: Marshmallow Snowmen
Christmas-time and a rain-filled week provided the perfect chance to bring out the marshmallows and edible ink pens for the kids to make some cute edible snowmen.
We started by wrapping a block of green foam (the kind used for floral arrangements) with a white paper towel for the snowy base. Then, Heather and I used skewers, cut to size, to stack the marshmallows. We used 3 regular marshmallows for the bodies and a mini marshmallow on top for his hat. You could really go all out with frosting and candy…like a gingerbread house…but we wanted to keep it quick and simple this time. : )
We designated 2 snowmen for each of the kids and had a finished snowman in the middle as an example. I’m sure they didn’t really need an example, but that was the excuse I used to color one of my own. : ) They were supervised and each got to use one pen at a time. These were, after all, my brand new pens for embellishing my own cute desserts…
They are concentrating so hard. Can’t you just feel how serious of a job this was when you look at their faces?
All finished! I’m sure they could tell you exactly how their colorful marks add up to a snowman. This is just another reason to have the example in the middle: so people will know what those lumps of marshmallow are actually supposed to be. : )
Here’s Carter, demonstrating his intense love for the marshmallows. He specifically requested that I take a picture of his marshmallow love. Although I could detect no difference in taste, he claimed that the non-flavored ink made them taste soo delicious.
Lily thoroughly enjoyed hers too, saving some to go in her hot chocolate the next morning.
So, there you have it: a quick and easy little Christmas craft that the kids could have fun with and get to eat in the end!