All posts tagged: snowman

DIY Holiday Crafts!

This past week I had the pleasure of doing a demonstration on DIY holiday crafts for the South Leaside Moms Group. Here are the coles notes for those of you who would like to try getting their craft on! Don’t be afraid of being creative, we all have a little crafty elf in us, somewhere. Wreath The wreath is definitely a holiday favorite and not only is it pretty but it also adds that scent of Christmas to your house. For those that don’t have a real tree make a real wreath! You can also put it on your dining room table and place some candles in the centre, makes a beautiful centrepiece. Materials 1 bough of pine 1 bough of evergreen or any other type of Christmas greenery 1 coat hanger Pliers Pine cones Ribbon Green Wire (can be purchase at the dollar store) Cranberries Directions Step 1: Using gardening shears cut off sections of your boughs that will be good size for your wreath. Using your pliers turn your coat hanger into a …

Creative Treats with ICS

ICS is back doing Creative Treats for a second year and we’re so excited to have them back! We started off by making snowman, even though our snow is quickly disappearing. This is an easy baking activity and great to do with the kids! Ingredients 1 cup of Butter 1/4 cup of icing sugar 2 cups of flour 2 cups of coconut Handful of chocolate chips Candy Corn or orange gummies Coloured Fondant for Scarves/Hats Toothpicks Royal Icing Sugar (4 cups of icing sugar, 3 tbsp of meringue powder and 7-8 tsp of water) Directions 1. Preheat Oven 350 2. Cream butter and icing sugar together using an electric mixer. Add, flour and then stir in coconut. 3. Roll dough into various size balls and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. 4. Once the balls have cooled down use the royal icing to “glue” them together and then insert a toothpick through all 3 to make sure they are secure. Use the royal icing to “glue” on the nose, eyes and accessories.