I’m a sucker for post-Christmas sales and this year was no different. As I was loading up on wrapping paper, lights and Christmas tree ornaments I came across some red and green cookie sprinkles and gold colored sparkle gel on a shelf that was marked 70 percent off. It struck me that the girls could have some fun creating their own pastries out of snow and decorating them with the sprinkles and gel, so I loaded up with four different kinds, and some Christmas-themed baking cups, for just a couple bucks. As I had suspected, the girls were more than excited to try this snow craft after we got home.
Unfortunately all our snow has melted since we made these but I’m sharing in case you have some left. Or pin them for later and hope that more winter storms will pass you by!
What you need:
- Wet snow
- Empty plastic containers in various sizes (for example yogurt and cottage cheese containers)
- Baking cups
- Sprinkles of your choice
- Piping gel
- Cookie cutters (optional)
First, pack snow in the plastic containers, or use your hands, to make cupcakes, cookies, cakes or other pastries of your child’s choice. Then let your child decorate as she or he pleases.
When you’re done, put the snow pastries on display somewhere outside. Just note that if they are placed in the sun, the colors will start to run pretty quickly. If you have room in your freezer, why not stick a couple of the snow pastries in it and bring them out in the middle of the summer? I bet your kids will love getting their hands on a piece of snow when it’s baking hot outside!
And if you missed the post-Christmas sales – don’t worry. Try to use natural materials instead of sprinkles and piping gel. Acorns, twigs, leaves, pebbles and other easily accessible materials could trigger your child’s imagination and make for some really neat creations.
10 thoughts on “Got Snow? Make Snow Pastries”
So very pretty, I bet there were some cold fingers afterwards!
Thank you! My daughter didn’t complain about being cold but I’m pretty sure I would’ve been! Thanks for stopping by!
Thanks for linking up with Country Kids and sharing your fun snow creations.
Thank you for hosting!
So pretty! What a great idea x
Thank you, Kim! Thanks for stopping by.
Now that is a cool way to enjoy the snow! I love the idea of bringing them out of the freezer in the summer. It reminds me of the Andy Goldsworthy project where he dumped a huge snowball in the middle of New York (I think) in summer and recorded both how it melted and the reaction of people to it.
Thank you, Rosie! I’m not familiar with the Goldsworthy incident but it sounds like fun!
I love these!! Will definitely need to give this a try! Thanks for sharing on my FB wall today. 🙂
Glad you like them – my kids definitely had fun with it! Thanks for stopping by, Valerie.