|Like this bad boy!|
So, a few hours of frantic Googling later, I had it! Rice Krispie Snowmen! Now, the ones I saw were perfect little sculptures, nicely stacked and decorated. Well, in the words of an internet meme, "Ain't nobody got time for that!" I found a snowman cookie cutter and some pre-made Rice Krispie bars at the store. Some licorice rope for scarves, orange Starburst to cut into noses, and chocolate shell to paint the hats brown, and I was set. That is, until I got home and realized that the pre-made bars were only as long as the first two sections of the snowman cookie cutter... Ooooooh great.
|Somethin' ain't right.|
With some quick reconfiguring, I cut the bottom part out first, then used the top of the cutter to extract 2 heads from each of the remaining bars. It's a good thing they're so sticky! With just my can-do attitude, I did a reverse decapitation on each and every one of those 24 snowmen. I then dripped a little bit of chocolate shell on the hats, and stuck them in the fridge overnight to harden the chocolate and "set" the heads onto the bodies a little better.
|See? You can't even tell he began his life headless.|
This morning, I woke up, helped Knight pick a toy for Show & Share, and had another fight with Dragon about his outfit. I wanted him to wear the shirt with a bear, he wanted the shirt with (what else?) a dragon. And he was willing to cry, whine, and fuss, for twenty minutes straight. Eventually, I caved and switched out his shirts, but that kid had cereal for breakfast! No crackers!
When I got back from dropping the kiddos at school, I pulled out the snowmen, chopped up the Starburst, and made scarves out of the licorice ropes by pulling each twist of 9 strands into 3 flat sections of 3 ropes each. I then cut those in half, and wound them around the snowmen's neck. I popped the noses on, and got each one of them into an individual bag. In a few minutes, I'll run them up to school. Hopefully, Knight's kindergarten class will enjoy them, and I won't get a critical review in the next school newsletter! Also, I take no responsibility for any trauma incurred by having a snowman's head pop off when taken out of the bag.
|Wrapped and ready!|
|I hope these make some little kids very happy.|
What's the coolest snack you've ever done for your kid's class? I would love some ideas for next time!