Happy new year!
We were lucky enough to have a good snowfall the day after Christmas. We’re always dreaming of a white Christmas around here, and this year we came really close to making that a reality! Fortunately for the kids, it was a wet snow which was great to build with and it stayed around for the entire holiday break.
First, we built the standard-issue snowman as a warm up to bigger projects. Speaking of snowmen, I never thought to try this, but there were a lot of upside down guys like this online!
I was definitely intrigued when my husband started rolling a giant snowball around the yard. What I thought was becoming a “mine is bigger than yours” snowman competition turned into the unexpected: An upside down sno-cone! If only we had a giant-sized bottle of flavored syrup to pour on top of it!
We also built a snow fort using a small cooler for our mold. It wasn’t until a couple days later that I stumbled upon plastic snow/sand block molds online so I ordered a few to play with on our next snow day.
Then we filled spray bottles and condiment bottles with food coloring and water, painting everything in our path. (You’ll want to keep this off of your clothes due to the stain factor!)
We didn’t try making snow glass (food coloring and water frozen inside water balloons) but I love the end result:
Of course when it was time to go in, we had some hot cocoa, but we also had some snow ice cream. (I guess you could say we had ice cream on the brain!) The ingredients/directions: start with 1 gallon fresh snow, stir in 1 cup white sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and 2 cups milk. My personal touch: sugar cane stir sticks. A yummy beverage in celebration of a white (day after) Christmas!
Here’s hoping you can spend the next snow day being a kid again!