I got the idea from Family Fun, but I adjusted the recipe some. Here's what I did. In a pot over medium heat, melt 2 T of butter with half a bag of marshmallows. Mix with 1/2 a batch of popcorn, like you would while making rice krispy treats.
When it cools enough to handle, have your children form balls. This is a great sensory exercise, especially for kids who have sensory integration issues like my prissy little E. Look at her expression! Priceless.
Now you can decorate! Aren't hershey kisses and jelly beans more fun than scarves and mittens? Pretzel sticks would be perfect for arms, but we were out (of course). I used carrot sticks. Hey, at least they're healthy!
Now take a picture, quick before they melt!
No, really, they will start slowly to fall apart. But that's okay. It's a great setup for our book!
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner
What happens to your snowmen at night that makes him so discombobulated in the morning? What IS your snowman doing? Snowmen at Night answers this burning question by finally showing us what those sneaky snowmen do at night. No wonder they're so disheveled come morning. They've been out sledding, snowball fighting, ice skating, and enjoying all the fun a winter night has to offer.
This book is simply charming with gorgeous illustrations and a delightful little story about snowmen's nightly antics. If you haven't discovered it yet, you have to pick it up! Both of my girls through a fit when I dropped it in the library box this morning, so I think we're going to need to make this one a permanent part of our home library.