Video:Winter Sweet Igloo and Snowman Craftwith Meredith Andrews
Craft time can be just as fun in the kitchen with this candy snowman and igloo project. See how to make a wintery scene with your kids using edible ingredients like marshmallows, frosting, sugar cubes, and coconut.See Transcript
Transcript:Winter Sweet Igloo and Snowman CraftHello, my name is Meredith Andrews from Little Shop of Crafts in New York City, here for About.com. Today we’ll be making a sweet igloo, kids will love piling on the different sugar cubes and the marshmallows with the frosting. But it’s probably better to leave the snacking to while you’re making the craft instead of after it’s finished.
Winter Igloo and Snowman Craft SuppliesThe supplies you’ll need for this project are:
- a paper plate
- popsicle sticks
- sugar cubes
- frosting, preferably white
- aluminum foil
- whole cloves
- shredded coconut
Create the Craft BaseFirst thing you want to do is create a base for your igloo and snowman. Coat the paper plate with the aluminum foil. Now we have a nice base for our igloo.
Build the Candy IglooYou want to start the foundation for the igloo and it’s really up to you how big you would like your igloo to be. Take a popsicle stick and place a generous amount of frosting on your plate to create a foundation for your igloo. You want to concentrate on having the frosting mostly on the sides and you can push it out once you have it down. But you also want a little bit out in front of the circle just to have an entryway for your igloo.
Now you can start placing the cubes. You want to smoosh them down into the frosting so that the frosting comes up around the edges of each cube. After you place the first level of sugar cubes coat another layer of frosting on top, and then repeat the first step.
Remember to push down on the sugar cubes to get the frosting to come out through the cracks. Each layer you want to gradually move in towards the center so that then you get a rounded igloo, instead of a straight wall. Feel free to make the front entryway however you like it.
Make the Candy Craft SnowmanNow you’re ready to make the snowman. Take three marshmallows and fasten them together with a toothpick by placing the toothpick in the middle of the first marshmallow and then placing two other marshmallows n either side. Now you want to place the cloves directly into the marshmallow and you can basically dress them up any way you like. I usually do buttons down the front and two eyes, a nose, and a mouth. Now he needs some arms and then you’re ready to put some frosting on the bottom and plant him in front of your igloo. Two more tooth picks will serve as his arms.
Finish the Winter Craft SceneThere it is, now you’re ready for the snow. Now you have a sweet igloo which is a great project for any kid on a winter day.
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