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Snow Scene Centerpiece

Monday, December 16th, 2013

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Make a beautiful snow scene centerpiece for your table in less than five minutes. All you need is rock salt (or Epsom salt), a branch of greenery, some Christmas ornaments, and a large glass bowl.

Dump the rock salt into a large clear bowl in the center of your table. Rock salt looks more beautiful, but Epsom salt is more useful, since you can re-use the Epsom salt in your bath after December is over.

Place some greenery into the white salt. You will need to break off small bits of a branch of an evergreen tree, or you can use shears to cut it. I stuck pieces of greenery into the “snow” so that they would look like trees in a forest. But you can also lay them flat in a beautiful way.

Look at the decorations on your tree, and see if you want to showcase one ornament, or if you want to choose several ornaments. A village house would look pretty in the snow. Arrange the ornaments in your bowl. I added jelly beans for color. You could add red berries or a red garland for a similar effect. Just mess with the scene until it looks pretty.

Enjoy your finished snow scene centerpiece! For more fun winter activities, click here.

How to Build a Snow Cave

Friday, December 21st, 2012

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In this video, I show you how to build a snow cave. Here are some tips for building a successful snow cave that won’t collapse:

  • Pile up a huge mountain of snow wherever you want your snow cave to be. It helps if there is already a huge pile somewhere.
  • Make sure it’s packed down to some degree. Fluffy snow will cave in, and the ceiling will not remain strong unless the entire mound is compacted. Have your children walk on it, but don’t have a adult do it, or it might turn into a chunk of ice.
  • Start digging in one place, right where you want the door to be. Make a tunnel.
  • If it’s large, make different rooms by digging out doorways and caves within the cave.
  • You can bring in light by carving out a window.
  • Your boys can play cops and robbers in the cave. Or they can play that they are at war and are trying to escape from the enemy. They can use walkie-talkies to communicate with each other inside and outside the snow fort.
  • Your daughters can play house in the cave or have a tea party in there with their friends.
  • You definitely need to play in your snow cave at night. Don’t forget to bring a flashlight!

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How to Make a Snowflake Funnel Cake

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

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To make a snowflake funnel cake, you will need some soft tortillas, vegetable oil, and powdered sugar. You will also need scissors, a pan for frying the tortillas, and tongs to remove the crispy tortilla from the oil. Make sure the tortillas are fresh and have not been in the fridge, or they will break when you fold them.

How to Make a Snowflake Funnel Cake

  • Step 1: Fold a fajita tortilla into fourths and cut it with scissors like a snowflake. You don’t want the tortilla to be too large, which is why I chose the fajita size.
  • Step 2: Throw it into some hot oil. The oil needs to be deep enough to cover the whole tortilla. An inch of oil is plenty. Flip the tortilla in the oil so that it browns evenly on both sides.
  • Step 3: When the tortilla is crispy and light brown, pull it out with tongs, onto a paper towel.
  • Step 4: Sprinkle powdered sugar on it.

Voila! A yummy, beautiful snowflake that tastes just like a funnel cake!

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