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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Of Mice and (Snow) Men

bokeh-snowman And the fun continues….today I went to the kindergarten class to help with centers and read a book for storytime. We read The Snowman Band of Snowboggle Bend. Then the Star Student passed out packets of Snowman Soup for his classmates to take home. I’m pretty sure they’ll all eat the Peep and the candy cane on the bus, then dump the hot chocolate powder in their mouths. Oh, well, I can say I tried, at least!

snowman-soupI used my Big Shot to cut out the toppers, but when we make these in a couple of weeks for the 2nd grade, I think a 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” piece of cardstock will be perfect. The clipart poem I found online at Designs with Heart. The small cellophane bags are Stampin’ Up! and I just stapled them shut. You could do more, if you wish.


We made these candy cane mice for a treat earlier in the week. Of course, these never made it home…they inhaled the candy canes as soon as they received them. Again, I tried.

I’ve been making these for years, ever since I saw them in Martha Stewart Living. I used to make hobby horses that slid onto a candy cane, but these are much faster…the whole family (except Princess Thundercloud) helped cut them out, so it took no time at all. You can find the instructions here..

So there ya go…nothing original today, but some super cute projects for kids’ classes. If you want original, you may have to wait until after the holidays!


  1. You are the best darn mom. If the "little dude" doesn't appreciation you, I'm available for adoption. These are so darn cute.

  2. The mice with the candy cane and the snowman packets made it home all still unopened! Although once I saw it they magically disappeared in to their mouths. :) so cute!


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