Hey there! Carisa here from Messes to Memories. I’m so excited to be back and ready for the new year and a whole lot more fun and learning with my kids.
This month we are focusing on snow. I love making snowmen from snow, but we don’t have a whole lot of snow around here. So we had a craft day and made our own little snowmen.
Snowmen pretzels that is. Now these are even better than the real snowmen that you make out of snow because they are not cold and they are absolutely edible. They’re both sweet and salty. Who doesn’t love pretzels and white chocolate?
The fun part was figuring out what candies to use for the different parts of the snowman. We decided on mini M&M’s for buttons and earmuffs. Kisses for the hat. Nerds for the nose. Sprinkles for the eyes and the mouth. And Laffy Taffy for the scarf.
You can use pretty much whatever you want to build your pretzel snowman. After making a few cute ones, the kids can make their own using whatever candy they want. Believe me, the kids love being creative and not following exactly what the parents have in mind.
While it is great for kids to have a little order and follow instructions, creativity is also a great skill to develop! I love seeing the ideas that come from my little kid’s heads!
- Pretzel rods
- White chocolate melts
- Candies (Mini M&Ms, Sprinkles, Nerds, Laffy Taffy, etc)
- Melt white chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring until its all the way melted.
- Cover the pretzel rod with chocolate and let set up a bit.
- Then using white chocolate as glue, place the candies where you want them.
Check out some more of our snow activities this month on Messes to Memories. And here are some of our most recent projects: