November 14, 2013

Build an Ice Cream Snowman From A Jar


Hey Y'all! Did you catch the first half of  mason jar crafts yesterday by some incredible bloggers? Well today we have the second half of us revealing our projects. I decided to do a fun jar for kids to make a "Build An Ice Cream Snowman Kit."  How fun is that?


I think he is a cutie.
And I know what you might be thinking.  
But sometimes it's ok to eat yellow snow. (giggle)

These guys are super easy to make and are perfect for the kids (or grown ups) to have a night of fun. Just fill them up with ice cream, add some candy faces and you have a fun activity and dessert all rolled in one!





















To make the cute little snowman heads, I first made a pom pom from white yarn.  I used a hole punch on black, sparkly, stiffened felt for the eyes and mouth and cut a little bit of orange felt for the nose.



















I glued their cute little noggins onto card stock circles that I traced and cut out using the jar lids as a template.





















The red gingham scarves are wire ribbon and blue scarves are felt ribbon.  I just tied them around the neck of the jar and tied them off to the side.  Now he's dressed!































I used red twine (OK I cheated and used yarn that looks like twine) to tie off the happy little tag. The taggy snowmen got some scarves too. I created these tags for you to print but for some reason they are coming out fuzzy. If you still want to try you can print them HERE.

In the back of the snowman are these cute little snowman part bags all ready to decorate your little man. Or snow woman. Snow person? You get me. They are filled with mini chocolate chips for eyes and mouth, a candy corn nose, two mini candy canes (arms), and m&m's for buttons. (And I love my label maker more than is healthy). Just hole punch the top of the mini ziplock bags and you are good to go.

My kids had a blast decorating and then eating their creations.  Blogger kids have the best life getting to "try out" our creations, right?  Now go get your supplies and make some of these cuties for the holidays this year.  :)

Looking for more great jar ideas?  
Just check out yesterday's crafts and the second half of bloggers who are posting today...
1. Free Pretty Things For You 2. The Cottage Market 3. The Shabby Creek Cottage 4. The Country Chic Cottage 5. The Gunny Sack 6. The New York Melrose Family 7. Cupcakes and Crinoline 8. It All Started with Paint 9. Mason Jar Crafts Love 10. Yesterday on Tuesday 11. Two Shades of Pink 12. A Pumpkin and a Princess 13. Crafts with Jars 14. Lolly Jane

  And don't forget the linky party starts TOMORROW so you can showcase your fabulous mason jar creations. 
Can't wait to be inspired by YOU!

20 comments:

  1. OH THE SWEETNESS!!! I love it! Beautiful! xoxo

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  2. Oh how fun!! I love your Pom garland in the first picture.

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  3. These are just so amazingly darling!!!! Love, love, love!!! So happy to be a part of this amazing mason jar holiday party with you!

    :) Linda

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  4. I'm pretty sure this is the cutest thing I've ever seen, Jessica! Love this idea a LOT!!! Can't wait to host a winter party and copy you! Seriously. :) xoxo

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    1. YAYYYYY! I am so pumped you like them. Adore you girls! xoxo

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  5. OH.MY.GOODNESS...I must make this!! Seriously, one of the cutest things I have EVER seen! Brilliantly clever. I'm totally squealing at my computer screen right now. :) For a non-melty version, filling the jar with sugar cookie mix would be super fun, too.

    Lisa Frank
    handcraftedparties.com

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    1. Jessica, would you mind if I shared a photo with my readers for a snowman party post I'm putting together? Please let me know if that would be okay with you.

      Thanks!
      Lisa Frank
      handcraftedparties.com

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  6. I know you heard my squeal when I saw this CUTIE!! By any chance will he be taking a trip to see me in Dec also ;)
    You blow my crafty mind Every.Single.Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. SO, SO CUTE. I LOVE SNOWMEN!! I WAS WONDERING IF YOU DESIGNED THE TAG? AND IF SO I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD MAKE ME ONE JUST LIKE IT THAT SAY'S SNOWMAN SOUP? I WANT TO PUTTING HOT CHOCOLATE IN MY JAR WITH MARSHMELLOWS, CANDYS CANES, HERSHEY KISSES, I LOVE YOUR IDEA, THANKS FOR SHARING IT WITH ALL OF US MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU MY EMAIL IS OLIVEREMILEE@COMCAST.NET THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.





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    1. I DID design the tag! Email me at twoshadesofpink at gmail ok? Your idea sounds just adorable. :)

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  8. My daughter would absolutely love this!!! The snowmen heads are adorable. Too fun!

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    1. Thanks Jenny! My girls were pretty stoked too! xoxo my friend. :)

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    1. Oh you are just too sweet Angie! Thank you so much for pinning it too. :)

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  10. This is cute, cute, cute, cute, cute ~ did I mention I think it's cute. Good heavens my kids would love this (me too). So happy to be partying with you, Jessica...already pinned and I think I'll pin it again! ;)

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  11. FUN! I want to do this with my kids!

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  12. Jessica, thank you for your sweet email and letting me use your photo for my Snowman Party inspiration post today. I rounded up 50+ ideas, from an all-white menu to free printables, snowman decor, games and crafts--and your snowman ice cream jars are front and center, leading the cuteness! :)

    If you want to take a peek at Handcrafted Parties: http://www.handcraftedparties.com/snowman-party-menu-decor-games-crafts/

    Thanks!!
    Lisa Frank :)
    handcraftedparties.com

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