Surprisingly, living where we do in Michigan, we have not yet had a snow day. This winter has been a lot more mild than we can remember, and the snow melts within hours of falling. The weather channel is even talking about this unusual lack of snowfall. While we have not had the chance to make a real snowman, the kids and I put together a snowman themed party with ideas that can be used if we actually do have a day off of school. Yesterday I shared how I made the snowman centerpiece here. Also pictured in this photo are the snowman drinking cups that Kara and I made.
One thing really nice about styrofoam cups is you can easily add your name to tell them apart.
I lined the kitchen table with white craft paper, and gave everyone a cup of crayons. We then drew winter themed pictures. If you do not have craft paper, a white plastic tablecloth from the dollar store would also work.
I gave the kids some scrap paper (from my printed coupons) and scissors. They have been busy making quite a few unusual snowflakes for a good hour. Before you worry about the sharp scissors in the picture, my kids are older (5th grade and up), and have been using scissors for a long time. I also do not know what happened to the 4 other pairs of scissors that are supposed to be in the desk drawer. All of them have seemed to have disappeared. Hmm. I wonder if we have a scissor fairy that comes and takes them in the middle of the night.
A few of the earliest snowflakes. I have a pile of a least 10 more sitting in front of me on the desk.
I set up a construct a snowman station, using several sizes of marshmellows, and lots of other fun goodies.
There were snowballs, noses, pretzel arms, marshmallow babies, gumdrop and ring hats, fruit by the foot scarves, M & M eyes, and chocolate chip buttons. I also had some edible markers and cookie gel to draw on the faces.
Here are our creations... fun to make, and delicious to eat
We also had snowman themed food. We made English muffin snowman pizzas. I used black olives for the eyes and mouth, and an orange pepper for the nose. I chose a white colored cheese to make it look more like snow. If your kids won't touch black olives (two of mine won't either) these could easily be made with mini pepperoni.
I made snowman pretzels rods by covering them in white chocolate, and adding the faces, hats and scarves
The sledding bears are having fun in bowls of vanilla yogurt. The sleds are Nilla wafers.
We also had banana snowmen on a stick with chocolate chip eyes and pretzel stick arms. If you do these, make the slices thick enough for the stick to go through, or they could easily break
Now if only we had a real snow day. While I am okay with the lack of snow, the kids are really hoping it happens soon.
this looks like so much fun! thanks for sharing it at my what we wore and made partyReplyDelete
Super cute ideas! I wish I had read this before our snow week a few weeks ago!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark I'll be featuring this on my Facebook page. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
What fun!! We really haven't had much snow in New England either. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I love all your great ideas.ReplyDelete
Hi Pam -- thanks so much for sharing this super fun idea over at Craft Junkie Too -- I have it featured on my Facebook page today for all my viewers to see….you can stop by my blog at www.craftjunkietoo.com and grab the "featured me" button for your blog if you'd like. Thanks again! TracyReplyDelete
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This is so cute!! Love all the fluffy snowman goodness. Would be delighted for you to share this at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.htmlReplyDelete
So happy you were able to link up to Mop It Up Mondays. Really glad you stopped by! Have a great weekend!Delete
What a great idea. It doesn't snow where I live but this would still be fun to do with kids. I would love for you to link this to my Inspiration Board. Hope to see you there.ReplyDelete
Cute, not sure if we will get a snow day this year, it has been such a mild winter for Northern Cali. Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time.ReplyDelete
This is great! Just pinned this! Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!ReplyDelete
What a super cute idea. I think we are going to use this Snowman Theme for our Family Night this week. Now that it is finally snowing again today, I know the kids will love making and crafting up these snowman ideas. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love this idea and am pinning it! :)ReplyDelete
Super cute ideas! I wish I had read this before our snow week a few weeks ago!! Thanks so much for sharing this, I'll be featuring this on my Facebook page. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete