Easy Donut Snowman is a Fun Kids Christmas Craft
I've never been the craftiest mom on the block, but my daughter loves doing art projects. So I do my best. Every year around Christmas time I start looking around to find the easiest holiday projects. Since my daughter is seven years old and I'm craft-challenged, my goal in finding a good Christmas project is one that's easy, cheap, doesn't take much time, and requires little skill. And edible crafts always earn a bonus in my book!
When I saw pictures of people making snowmen out of donuts, I knew I'd found a good project for this year. I saw a few different ideas using either donut holes or mini donuts, but I decided to use both because I think the mini donuts are easier to stack, but the donut holes are better for the face.
If you're a craft-challenged mom with young kids, this is a great project to try!
(Photo by Lisa Howard)
Time required: 10 minutes
Cost: minimal cost if you have the food in your house
- Powdered mini donuts and donut holes
- Oreo cookies
- Candy corn
- Mini Reese's peanut butter cupts
- Stick pretzels
- Black cake icing
1. Stack two mini donuts on top of each other and top with a donut hole.
2. Add pretzel sticks in the middle donut to create arms.
3. Poke a piece of candy cane in the top donut hole to make a nose and then use the black icing to add eyes and a mouth. (If the icing won't stick, try dabbing a little water on the donut.)
4. Take one half of an Oreo cookie and put it on the top donut. Use some icing to make it stay in place. Then add a little more icing to the top of the cookie, unwrap a Reese's mini cup and stick it on the cookie to complete the hat.
5. Take a moment to enjoy your masterpiece. Then devour!