What's Christmas without !  What a better place to find
your "snowy Ideas" then in OHIO.

    Some Snow Bits:

A falling snowflake may
    take up to 2
   hours to reach
  the ground, and
     even the
  snowflake falls
  at only one mile
     per hour.

Make a Snowy Christmas Scene
on your Windows

1 tb paint powder
1 tb liquid dishwashing soap

Mix together the paint powder and dishwashing soap.

Paint different Christmas designs on the window: bells,
santa, reindeer, snowflakes, etc. on windows.

After the Christmas season, just use a wet rag to wash
off your designs.

Artificial Snowflakes.
Great to use is a Snow Scene Project!
6 tablespoons salt
6 tablespoons bluing
6 tablespoons of water
1 tablespoon household ammonia

For a snow scene: use a plastic meat tray as the base or something with sides. Do not use
Metal or Foil.

Glue tiny branches, pinecones, plastic houses, animals or whatever you like on to the foam base. Spray base lightly with water.

Carefully spoon mixture over the objects in the scene. Within a few hours the snowflakes will start to form. They will continue to grow for several days. 
It will be delicate so keep it away from small


Bring one quart of water to a boil. Add 3/4 cup of sugar, stir until it dissolves and simmer for 20 minutes..add 24 to 28 oz. of
chocolate syrup to the sugar mixture...then add 1 quart of cold water to mixture and stir...Now the trick is to put this into a
3quart bowl...like an old plastic container...put the mix into the freezer and every hour for the next 6-8 hours you must take it
out and stir it well. It makes the best chocolate snowballs ever...
To Eat: Put 1 snowball in a glass about half full, add a scoop of ice
cream and then fill the rest of the glass with more snowball. DELICIOUS. And its inexpensive. 

Edible SNOWBALL made from the real stuff

Does any one remember their Mom's making SNOWBALL 
treats from fresh snow?

 Well, you scoop up freshly, fallen snow, Put it in a glass with some sugar, vanilla and milk. YUMMY!

NOT RECOMMENDED, you try this anymore, unless you live in the country and have UNPOLLUTED snow!

Another Icy Delight!
Snow Slush Cones

Collect some freshly fallen snow and scoop it into bowls. Put a few spoonfuls of frozen juice concentrate on top, and have your slush snow cone.

Healthy "Snowman" Snack
(makes 5-7 snowman)
Good Recipe to make with the Little ones!

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup dried fruit, chopped
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups of rice crispy cereal
shredded coconut
wax paper

Mix the peanut butter, honey, dried fruit, vanilla, and cinnamon
in a medium sized bowl.

Add rice crispies cereal and stir until completely mixed. Using
wet hands, roll the mixture into golfball-sized balls.

Pour the shredded coconut into a small bowl. This is your "snow."
Roll the peanut butter balls in the coconut until completely covered.
Place them on wax paper.

To form a snowman, stack three balls on top of one another. (Use
a little peanut butter for glue if needed.)

Push two raisins into the top snowball for "eyes" Cut a raisin
lengthwise to use for the mouth. 
Your snowman is now ready for SNACKIN.!

Build This Cute Snowman 
(made out of bad lightbulbs)

Materials Needed:

Light Bulb 
Thin Ribbon 
Child's Sock 
Orange Bump Chenille Stem 
Scrap Black Felt or Paper 

I put 3 layers of paper mache on my light bulb first. Although this is
optional, I highly recommend it because this helps make the light
bulb less fragile. (You can find out how to paper mache here.)

Paint the light bulb with the snowpaint. You don't need to paint the
neck (the part that goes into the light socket). Let the paint dry
completely. I set the neck of the lightbulb into an empty film
container. This worked great while the paint dried!

Tie a piece of thin ribbon, about 10 - 12 inches long, securely
around the neck of the light bulb. Add a few drops of glue to secure
the ribbon. This will be the hanger for your ornament.

Now you will make a stocking cap for your light bulb snowman.
Cut off the top of the sock, you will want about 6 inches to work
with. Slide it over the neck of the light bulb; and make sure the
ribbon comes out through the top. Roll the edge of the sock that is
over the light bulb until you have only about 1 inch hanging over the

Tie a piece of ribbon around the top edge of the sock just above the
end of the light bulb. Tie it into a bow and trim off any long ends.
Secure the rolled edge of the sock onto the light bulb with a few
drops of glue. 

Now you can make the snowman's face! Glue on small buttons for
the eyes (you can also use large wiggle eyes). Cut half of a bump off
the orange chenille stem and glue it on to be the snowman's nose.
For the mouth, cut out small circles (to look like coal) out of black
felt or paper and glue them on

Another Snowman using (lightbulb) and complete pattern
can be found HERE
I think the one on the linked page that comes with templates and all
is much cuter, worth checking out. 


Materials Needed
Silver Pipe Cleaners
narrow ribbon for hanger and bow
6mm clear faceted beads
8mm clear faceted beads
clear tri beads
small clear paddle wheel(sunburst) beads
large clear paddle wheel(sunburst beads

These are quick, easy and pretty. They are a wonderful addition
to any Christmas tree. 

Use a silver pipe cleaner and clear beads.

Cut the pipe cleaner in half and turn up the end slightly so that the
beads won't fall off. What works well is to put
the first bead on the pipe cleaner and then bend the pipe 
cleaner over the bead to lock it in place.

Put the beads on the pipe cleaner in the order listed here:
four 6mm faceted beads,
four 8mm faceted beads,
four tri beads,
four small paddle wheel (sunburst) beads,
then four large paddle wheel (sunburst)beads.

Make a loop at the top with the rest of the pipe cleaner and
tie on ribbon for hanger.

Add a ribbon bow at the top.

Snowman Puzzles and Story to 
printout & solve. Press the "Next"
button below or Click here.


Build a Online Snowman- dress him by dropping and dragging
his clothes. A great game to entertain the little ones.

Make a Real Cute Snowman card Holder- complete instructions 

Make a Snowman Necklace out of Elmer's Glue- complete instructions. Great project for school!

Official Site of Frosty the Snowman - site has all sorts of
screen savers and fun things.

See the World's Largest Snowman- unbelievable one town
has got way too much free time!


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