I had done the game for the Halloween Activity, the craft for Thanksgiving, so I volunteered for the snack for the Holiday Party. Since it was the first day of Winter (and boy did it end up feeling like it too!), our theme was snow/snowmen.
I had seen this idea for Halloween with mandarin orange fruit cups (click pic for original blog post). Thought about doing a snowman face onto pudding cups.
No store I went to even had that many (24) vanilla pudding cups for sale at one time. So I just purchased small clear cups and was going to make the pudding myself. It'd at least be a little healthier too, and I'd know for sure that no eggs would be in it (there's a child with an egg allergy in the class). I ended up getting white chocolate because it's whiter than vanilla, vanilla is yellowy.
Even though some moms looked at me like I was trying to show off or be an overachiever... I promise this is soooo simple. Nothing I do is complicated... I don't even get to go to the bathroom alone or eat something all to myself!
First take a black sharpie and draw on dots for a snowman face. Then I went back with a tiny paintbrush and used orange acrylic paint for the carrot nose.
Then I made the pudding and filled the cups! Cute, no?
I also had toppings of granola, crushed Oreos, and crushed candy canes. I picked up black spoons so they'd be the shovels.
Did they go over well? Um, much to my embarrassment, NO. I had a lot of kids tell me they *HATE* (we don't allow the boys to use that word, we tell them to try to think of a better way to say something like that) pudding. Lots of them just plain got thrown away. This is reminding me of my Bread Bunnies (foxes) that I made for Jake's preschool class last Easter. But there were a few that certainly liked & enjoyed it!