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Category:  Christmas

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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
1 cup warm water
Food coloring, several drops


Combine all ingredients in a small plant mister. Shake before use to avoid  clogs.


RECIPE: Snowball Candy (AKA Marshmallow Bumpies)

Nearly kid-friendly - as long as there is a little help with melting the  chocolate.

3 ounces softened cream cheese
2 tablespoons milk
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces baking chocolate
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 cups miniature marshmallows
Flaked coconut


Blend together cream cheese and milk. Add sugar and vanilla extract, mixing  well. Set aside.
Melt 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
until firm.



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

Label: Elf Pillows
Contains: Peppermint candies (red and white striped ones that look like tiny
pillows)


Happy Holidays!

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 www.frugalhomemaker.com. Check out the  new Message Board!

 

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