As I was preparing for my daughter's birthday party, I came across a fun marshmallow snowman craft in the Walmart ad. Really. The Walmart ad! I know. What a funny place to find a craft idea! I'm glad I saw it, because it was a hit at the party! We made a few tweaks. Here's our version.
If you have the right supplies, you can put this craft together in minutes!
Here's what you'll need:
- "Glue"--White frosting, thickened with powdered sugar
- Base--Cookie (We used a gluten-free gingersnap for my gluten-free kiddo.)
- Body--Large marshmallows
- Arms--Pretzel sticks (Glutino and Snyders of Hanover make yummy gluten-free pretzels)
- Hat--Peppermint Patty, frosting, and giant Sixlets (found in the baking aisle with the sprinkles)
- Face and buttons--M&Ms and/or mini chocolate chips
- Scarf--Pull and Peel Licorice (Use a strip of fruit roll up for gluten-free.)
- Assemble ingredients.
- Fill a plastic bag with frosting and cut off a corner of the bag (the smaller the hole, the smaller the stream of frosting). To pipe frosting, simply squeeze the bag to squirt frosting out of the hole.
- Pipe frosting over the bottom of the cookie, and press the cookie onto a plate.
- Repeat with both marshmallows. *Optional--poke a toothpick through the marshmallows for added stability.
- Tie on a scarf.
- Add the hat, hat ball, eyes, nose and buttons.
- Slide pretzel stick through the body for arms.
- Put snowmen in the fridge of freezer while the frosting hardens.
Be creative! I love the chocolate chip mouth. I think it looks like a mustache. The snowman on the bottom right was created by a child who doesn't like mint. She made a stocking cap out of licorice! My gluten-free kiddo ate her snowman before I got a change to take a picture. We used a slice of a striped fruit roll up for the scarf, and I actually think it was cuter than the licorice.
The most important step? Have fun, and try to save a little bit of candy for the snowman!
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