Melting Snowman White Hot Chocolate Jars
Abbi and I made these melting snowman white hot chocolate jars as part of a Christmas gift exchange with her friends this year. They make a great easy and quick little craft, and a very cute little cost effective gift. And who doesn’t want an excuse to drink steaming mugs of hot chocolate at this time of year.
For the outside of the snowman:
- Jam Jar – a tall skinny one with a long neck is ideal. Make sure you have a lid too.
- A pom pom (bought or made)
- Puffy paint (or sharpie)
For the snowman body:
- White hot chocolate powder
- Mini marshmallows
- White chocolate buttons
- Decorations for the face including black or brown sugar balls and an orange tic tac
The first thing to do is scrupulously clean the jam jar and lid to remove any food residue and sticky glue from the label.
Once clean and dry, paint the lid in any colour you like to cover up the writing. It may need a couple of coats, so its worth doing this a day beforehand. Make or buy a pom pom whichever you prefer. They are a few pence in craft shops, however we have this nifty little gadget that can churn out pom poms quickly. [It’s from a company called Loome].
When the lids are dry, glue on a pom pom to make the bobble hat for the snowman. Set aside.
Melt a couple buttons in the microwave, and use as “glue” to attach black sugar balls (as coal) for the eyes and mouth, and an orange tic tac for the nose. A tiny bit of fondant coloured with orange food colouring could work as an alternative carrot. Leave these to set.
Assembling the Melting Snowman
Now its time to start assembling the melting snowman. Fill the jam jar up about half way with white hot chocolate powder. I threw is some more of the white chocolate buttons, and then filled up the space with mini marshmallows.Push one of the faces down the side of the jar, using mini marshmallows and buttons to wedge it in place. Screw on the snowman lid/pompom hat.
He’s starting to look a bit more snowman like, but no self respecting snowman would consider venturing outside without a scarf.
To make the scarf, cut a length of felt around an inch wide, and twice the circumference of the neck of the jam jar. Make a small slit in one end around a quarter way up the scarf. Feed the other end through to make a loop.Slip it over the neck of the bottle, and tie a knot in the scarf. Adding fringing at each end. And finally draw on little stick hands with puffy paint, or a sharpie. You could also add buttons down the front if you like too. We added a hand painted monogram mug for each of the girls too (you can see how here).All ready to be wrapped for the big gift exchange next week.