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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sweet Snowflakes

As my family sits here enthralled in those ever-important play-off games, I thought I would put out a couple of posts.

My first post is an edible snowflake. I found this my ever reliable Mailbox magazine, Dec./Jan. 2002-3, Kindergarten edition. I made this with my students a few years ago. They really enjoyed it, but mom and dad, it is sweet.

For each snowflake you will need:

one large marshmallow
6 pretzel sticks
6 miniature marshmallows
vanilla frosting

I gave each child the large marshmallow and 6 pretzel sticks. The children push the pretzel sticks into the side of the marshmallow to make a star-like pattern. At the end of each pretzel stick a small marshmallow get pushed on. The final step is to spread frosting on the pretzel sticks to make them white. I put the frosting in the microwave to soften it up and make it easier for the children to spread on the pretzels.

I know I have a sweet tooth, but this snack is a little too sweet for me--actually I don't care for marshmallows, but the children? Well, they loved it. I have included a picture of a what I sent home to the parents that day, so they knew what we made. It's a fun project--as is anything involving making something to eat:).

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Karen_thrifty said...

Mailbox has the greatest ideas. I still have some of my magazines from the 90s that I use.

Jen said...

My kids would love this!! Any activity with sweets!

Creative and Curious Kids!