December 21, 2010

Winter Chill

The snow if finally here! And just in time for Christmas. Last minute holiday preparations are under way and, like you, I have much to do. The shopping is done, the food is put away in the cupboards, but I have lots of wrapping, baking, and cooking yet to tackle. The holiday itself will be rather quiet, but the week following it will be filled with visits and parties I have yet to prepare for. One of those parties will include a Christmas pajama party for daughter #2. Guests will arrive in PJ's (that's the rule), and enjoy a breakfast of cinnamon French toast, sausages, chocolate biscuits, and hot chocolate before opening presents under the tree.

If you plan to host little ones over the holiday (And I include teenage girls in that category), then you might like to make a little keepsake for them to remember you by...

Snowman Stirrers:

Candy canes
White modeling clay
Whole peppercorns or silver dragess
Cloth or felt scraps for hat and/or scarf
Orange paint

You can use chopsticks or candy canes for the stirrers. It all depends on how you want to keep them. Roll out your snowman figure into balls no more that an inch in diameter. Before the clay dries, add peppercorns or dragees for the buttons (and eyes if you'd like). Affix twig arms (you can use pipe cleaners, wire, etc.), then add an almond slice or orange-painted toothpick end for the nose. Clothe Mr. or Ms. Snow with a cone-shaped hat and/or scarf and voila!

Images scanned from Country Home magazine


Charlotte said...

Kimberly -- Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy the snow and please don't send it my way.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Have a lovely Christmas Charlotte. And I promise to keep the snow up north.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Ha! Have a great new year!! :))))

Kimberly Merritt said...

Thank you Jen. Happy New Year to you too!