Christmas vacation is coming up. so I thought that I would do a few posts about easy thing to do with kids. These will be things that I do with my kids (ages 6, 4 & 2), but that can be easily adapted to work with older kids as well. It's a lot easier to let them be creative with the materials that you provide.
Today I thought I would start with these easy and cute snowman cupcakes. You will need:
Orange candies (I used gum drops)
Ice your snowmen white. (Duh, right?) Give him chocolate chip eyes and mouth. Now he's looking very cute, isn't he? I took a gumdrop, laid it on some sugar and rolled it out thin with my rolling pin. I just cut carrot shaped noses out of it with scissors. Place your carrot nose and there ya go! Easy peasy.
This may seem really simple, and it is. But, I have small-ish kids and keeping them interested in a task until it is done can be hard unless they can see instant results. These cupcakes fit that bill. You could change the candies and use M&M's, mini M&M's, mini chocolate chips, Junior mints for the noses, a jellybean for the nose. Really, anything you would like. You could also roll the frosted cupcakes in coconut to give them that "snowy" look.
So, like I said, here is the base idea. Use it, change it, make it your own. My only request is that you have fun doing it! :)