Recycle and reuse those empty plastic spice bottles and deli food containers to create candy holders for your snowman themed Christmas village. Add all sorts of candies to each one for both visual holiday enjoyment and tasteful pleasure. I make these and sit them all about my snowy Christmas village
I have displayed at knee level for the kids to enjoy and reach for each one. They like to open and be treated to a surprise candy like miniature M&Ms, gum drops, chocolate covered raisins, candy mints, etc. The choices for filling them are endless so be creative and watch them enjoy opening up the snowman's top hat to see what yummy candy is inside.
Use different shapes and heights of plastic containers to create visual interest to your village. Place them on the lower parts like the table or on the house roofs, etc. When the kids see the snowman they know to open them up and have a candy treat! Happy Holidays!
Approximate Time: 20 minutes or less on each container depending on the size to paint.
This is such a simple yet rewarding Christmas craft to display and enjoy both to look at and eat a candy treat from which the kids love to explore with by opening the snowman's top hats to see what candies they will find inside.
Save all those plastic containers mentioned above (I use plastic for safety for kids) but you could use glass if you prefer.
After both are dry then you paint on simple face expressions of his eyes, nose, mouth and pink blushed cheeks using your other colors of pink, and orange by using a thin liner brush.
By Julie from TN
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