Friday, November 18, 2011

Point of View {Gifts}: Once There was a Snowman, Snowman, Snowman...

We're debuting the Point of View theme ideas a little early this month because though GIFTS is a fitting theme for Black Friday we though you might be busy with gifts elsewhere. ;)

Michelle (Stay right here!)
Caitlin (Cait. Create.)
& YOU!!

We want to see your Point of View on gifts so be sure to link up your gift ideas on the Point of View link up on Organize and Decorate Everything!

Without further adeiu, an ode to the Snowman.

I grew up with a little song called "Once There was a Snowman." Are you with me here?

Once there was a snowman, snowman, snowman.
Once there was a snowman tall, tall, tall.
In the sun he melted, melted, melted.
In the sun he melted small, small, small.

Lyrical genius right?

I saw the donuts with the carrot nose and thought an expansion on that idea would be the perfect homage to said song.

{Snowman on a Stick}

CAREFULLY (two donuts were harmed in the making of this snowman) skewer three powder donuts.
Cut a baby carrot in half and put in hole for nose. Add grape Nerd eyes and mouth to look like coal. You my need a dob of frosting or honey to hold them in place.

Add a green apple sour straw as a scarf. Break a toothpick in half and secure the scarf by poking the toothpick through the straw and in to the donut on the top where they overlap and on the bottom of the piece that hangs down the front. You can see the tiny dot of the toothpick on the bottom of the scarf.

Add two red jawbreakers as buttons.

Place in a treat bag with a bow and pass out to your friends.

They will have all sorts of fun singing the song and gobbling him up small, small, small.

Be sure to visit the other girls for some great gift ideas and link up your gift ideas on the Point of View link up on Organize and Decorate Everything for your chance to be featured!

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Leanne said...

These are so cute! I'm going to have to make them with the boys when they're off track for a whole 6 weeks.

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

So super cute! I know the kids would love making these for their friends. Complete with the song. :)

Jonie Marie said...

My little girl would love these. She is always telling me she need a "project" and this would be perfect for her. So cute Michelle!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Grape nerds! Love it! This is so cute, Michelle. I know some kids who would love these :)

Caitlin@cait. create. said...

So cute! I made a way messier version last year with marshmallows. I can't wait to try this instead. My kids will LOVE it!

Kim said...

What a cute idea! Thanks!

jenna said...

Love love LOVE!!! ;)

Sue said...

I am so going to make these for my munchkins! Just darling!

Amanda said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

Kimber said...

I made these today for my 3-year-old's preschool class. They are DARLING. Thank you for the idea. I do have a couple of thoughts...

First of all, the carrots, which I secured with frosting, "leaked" all over the doughnuts after about an hour. The carrot juice bleeds out. So, I pulled those off and used orange gumballs instead. Candy corn might be the best. I didn't have any on hand since I planned on using carrots.

Secondly, also after about an hour or two, the sour straws broke where the bend is (on the left side). I had to pinch mine back together. They will probably come apart again, but hopefully people will still get the idea.

Also, I used "lollipop sticks" instead of skewers. The skewers were too thick, and the doughnuts broke when I inserted them. The lollipop sticks are much thinner, so they work better.

Lastly, the nerds do not adhere easily to the doughnuts (even with frosting or honey) because of the powdered sugar on the doughnuts. They slide off. I ended up poking holes with a toothpick and then inserting the nerds into the holes.

These are absolutely adorable. I hope my comments help someone else who is planning on making them.

tumblewee said...

we love this idea! we re-blogged it at:
with a link to your site.
such a cute idea! ash & meg @

Sherron said...

I am planning on doing this with my son's class, but we are going to use small chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth (insert them upside down). I may need to try that out to see if it works. For the nose I bought a bag of the candy orange slices (like a gum drop but shaped like an orange wedge) we are going to slice them into smaller pieces. I have never seen the three donuts together- it is so cute! Thank you for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Super cute! Planning on making this week with my Goddaughter & her brother!

Anonymous said...

Try using a piece of fruit rollup for the scarf, you can even fringe it with a pair of shears. A gumdrop or jelly bean may work for the nose and mini chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth.

Shelbey said...

I love, love, love this treat! My nephew would have a blast building something like this and it's so adorable. Thanks for sharing!!

I've also shared your project on my blog:

Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke said...

cute...just pinned!