So here is Christmas craft # 6. My goal here is ten, at least.
Ko-Ko has made yet another weird face for the pic she is in, she doesn't look like that regularly.
Snowman Soup Balls: This idea is mostly my own, born of two similar ideas: 1. I saw hot chocolate in cone shaped cellophane bags done up to look like ice cream cones at Indigo and liked them. However I couldn't find the bags.
2. Back when my kids were in school they had one awesome teacher (until she retired). She had also been my brother and sisters favorite. Every year she sent home a sandwich bag of Snowman Soup.
And so my Snowman Soup Balls were born as I held onto this sweet idea and thought about replacements for the cone shaped cellophane bags. As I wondered around Micheal's today waiting for the bus I saw the clear plastic Christmas balls my sister uses to create decorations with and thought, hey I could but the Snowman Soup in those Balls!!!
So to make them we layered 3 crushed Candy Canes, a bunch of mini marshmallows and enough Carnation Hot Chocolate mix for two cups of Hot Chocolate. They recommend 3 spoons each, we always go with 4.
We put the candy canes on the bottom, then the marshmallows then hot chocolate mix. I thought we should do it this way to make it easier to pour out of the hole in the top. But I think it would look better layering it in the reverse order (hot chocolate mix, marshmallows, candy canes). And that's all it takes for Snowman Soup Balls.
- We cut our mini marshmallows in half, they fit through the whole a little tightly & I figured would be a pain to get out, so we cut them.
- We used a funnel to get everything into the balls without a huge mess.
- We placed the candy canes in a ziplock sandwich bag, then we placed it inside 3 more. When you pound then to crush them you will make holes in the bag, so layering it saves candy and keeps it all tidier.
- Leave some candy cane chunks. The powder from the candy canes isn't so colourful, the chunks will be good for appearance.
- Pick out the chunks as they do not go through the funnel so well.
A tag and an explanation is always a nice addition. I got a free printable tag from Creativity Portal (click to got to their site). I used this snowman one. On the inside I titled it
Snowman Soup Ball, did the from & to, and told them the contents would make to cups of hot chocolate.