This was our afternoon snack, white hot cocoa and homemade marshmallows. It was all very good, but very sugary. After our snack and an afternoon of crafting, I had thought I would put on Frosty while I cooked dinner. Instead, I decided it was best to bundle them up and take them out for a brisk walk before dinner!
I used a snowman cookie cutter to make one big marshmallow and then added some sprinkles to decorate him.
The marshmallows were very easy to cut. I sprayed a sharp knife with some cooking spray before attempting to slice them, it worked like a charm. I dusted them in blue powdered sugar.
Sprinkles and a mini candy cane for our hot cocoa. Sassyfras and Juiciness loved the cocoa, Little J wasn't crazy about it.
For our first craft, I cut snowmen out of contact paper and glued them to a black piece of paper. Then all you had to do was dab it with some cotton balls and let it stick.
The kids decorated them with some googly eyes, remnant fabric scarves, and clear rhinestones. They used white chalk to make a nighttime winter scene.
No one wanted to put a nose, buttons, hats, or arms on their snowman, go figure.
Our next project was pine cone snowmen. I simply spray painted some pine cones white and then let the kids decorate them with odds and ends. I've lined them up on our mantle and they look so cute. Little J did his pretty independently, but Sassyfras and Juiciness needed help.
A surprise package from grandparents arrived and had a snowman window gel, so we put it up too!
Our final project won't be ready to share until tomorrow, but I'm so pleased with how it's turning out and I'll be sure to post.
For dinner I thought it would be fun to have a white bean soup (very healthy after all our sugar today). You can find the recipe here. I've had this recipe for years and we really enjoy it. I paired it with some homemade cheese straws (probably not so healthy, but very yummy).