Sunday, 16 December 2012

Marshmallow snowman gifts

Last year I made little gifts for Sophie's close friends at school (see my post Reindeer noses) and I wanted to do the same thing again this year. I spent a happy time searching the internet and Pinterest and came up with marshmallow snowmen.
I liked the design here but didn't want the message. It took a bit of fiddling to get the head shape right, but eventually I ended up with a good size that fitted horizontally onto an A4 sheet of paper (so I could get two toppers from the same sheet and not waste lots of paper). I cut a stencil and drew around it, folded it in half then used black paint for the hat and for the eyes (I used a small carrot to stamp the eyes). I cut out brims that were slightly wider than the hat in black corrugated card and a carrot nose in orange card.

I put about 25g of mini marshmallows in a Wilton cake pop bag and added some food glitter/sparkle powder. I then folded over the top of the bag and stapled the snowman topper onto the bag where the brim would be attached. I attached the orange nose using foam pads to lift it slightly and glued the black cardboard brims to the front and back, making sure they lined up. Finishing touches included a ribbon that wrapped around the hat above the brim, Merry Christmas and some snowflakes stamped in silver onto the black hat.

Sophie then wrote her friends' names on the back of the topper, popped each snowman into an envelope and placed them into the school Christmas postbox. Her friends had a lovely surprise when they opened their book bags when they got home from school that night.

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2 comments:

  1. Oh Nicola, I *LOVE* these! Thanks for sharing your version with me :-D

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  2. So glad you like my tweaked version and thanks for sharing your original great idea in the first place x

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