Snow Much Fun
A Craft, Recipe and a Gift Idea
by Leslie Sausage
CRAFT: Spray Chalk for Snow, Sand or Sidewalks
Easy recipe for kids
which can be used to embellish snowmen in the winter, beautify sand sculptures
next summer or even to decorate your sidewalks anytime of the year. It's more
fun if the artist has more than one color!
4 tablespoons cornstarch
cup warm water
Food coloring, several drops
Combine all ingredients in
a small plant mister. Shake before use to avoid clogs.
3 ounces softened
Snowball Candy (AKA Marshmallow Bumpies)
Nearly kid-friendly - as long
as there is a little help with melting the chocolate.
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups confectioners' sugar
teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces baking chocolate
1/8 teaspoon salt
cups miniature marshmallows
Blend together cream cheese
and milk. Add sugar and vanilla extract, mixing well. Set aside.
chocolate over hot water, stirring until smooth.
Combine cream cheese
mixture, melted chocolate, and salt, mixing together well. Fold in
marshmallows. Drop by teaspoonfuls into coconut, completely coating each candy.
Place on a greased cookie sheet. Chill in refrigerator
GIFT IDEA: Silly, Simple and Quick!
Need a silly, simple and quick
gift idea? Got a sense of humor? Use a small clear jar or bag for these. Create
a quick label and you're done!
Label: "Don't eat the Yellow Snow"
Contains: Lemon rock candy or sour ball candies
Label: Spare Reindeer
Noses for Rudolph
Contains: Small red cinnamon candies
Contains: Peppermint candies (red and white striped ones that look
Leslie Sausage is a web
designer and freelance writer who has written several e-books including Broke
But Still Starvin', which includes 7 different weekly budget menus with
recipes. For more creative, practical and fun ideas visit Frugal Homemaker at
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