I try to find something especially fun to do with the kids when Mike is gone on business trips. I knew I had a fun project when I found a Wilton Candy kit (similar to this one) on sale for $2.99 at the Christmas Tree Shops in Yarmouth. Cape Cod got some snow this week, so I thought it would be appropriate to make some candy snowmen.
We melted the candy melts in the microwave, and each kid got to decorate their snowman. I made one too, of course!
Lily loves to ham it up for the camera!
I over-melted some of the chocolate, so that it caramelized and was hard to spread. And when I tried melting chocolate in the plastic bag (as instructed, but – OOPS – at a higher microwave power than directed), the bag melted. So we threw that chocolate out and melted the rest in bowls, just to be safe!
I was afraid the snowmen would look pretty icky with all the mixed colors, but they turned out all pretty and swirly. The kids were very pleased with their creations!
I didn’t think to take a picture of the actual treats before they got eaten, but it’s all about process over product anyway, don’t you think?
MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.
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My husband doesn’t travel much, but when he is away I like to do special things with the kids too. This is a great one. I’ll have to check out the Christmas tree Shop – love to shop there!
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I’ve always wanted to try these candy kits but haven’t yet. Maybe this year!
Absolutely adorable pictures of the kids making their snowmen!! That little Lily is precious–her cheeks and that smile with the two front teeth:-). Your kids look like they are having a blast together too.
I love this post.
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Sweet craft is just the thing to make up for daddy’s absence!
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Aww, their smiles say it all. And I love the price!
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I love how Lily is so into this project! What a cute group of candy-makers!!
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It certainly is in our house :)
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That looks so fun! I love Christmas Tree Shops!
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Cool! I love reading about and seeing what you guys are up to while I’m on business trips.
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