I’m sure I’m not the only person who has experienced more than a few tears during a gingerbread house construction. I don’t think anyone in my family – big or little – has the patience to miraculously make graham crackers stick together with a bit of frosting.
Much to our delight, at our family Christmas on Saturday, my parents had a new plan. We would construct snowmen.
My mom made cake pops and iced them in preparation. And to celebrate the season, 4 boisterous boys (6 and under), 4 overtired parents, 1 baby-in-belly and 2 generous grandparents sat down for a holiday edible craft.
And there were no tears!
Here’s how to do it:
- Make cake pops and ice them. In retrospect, we could have used store bought donut holes.
- Use the cake pop sticks or pretzel stick to connect three to make a snowman.
- Using frosting, decorate! We used small Reese’s and Hershey bells as hats, mini M&Ms as eyes, mouths and buttons, butterscotch chips as noses, and pretzel sticks as arms. You can, of course, use anything you’d like. My sister-in-law even made an angel snowman.
That’s it! A simple, fun, creative, edible craft, a perfect alternative to a gingerbread house. Nothing’s left, except the eating.
Many thanks to my parents for the awesome idea. Enjoy!