Christmas Candy-Cane Mice

>>  Friday, December 02, 2016

You need:

Black pens/Googly eyes

Cut out body and ears from felt

Cut 2 small vertical slits in head end of body and thread eyes through

Cut 2 small horizontal slits midway in the body

(If you fold the felt in half the opposite way to where you are making the cuts you can just do a small snip and you have your slit - I watched brownies trying to poke scissors through the material and cut slits with it flat)

Thread the candy-cane through the slits in the body and  the ears on the back of the body

Fiddle the ears into shape and add eyes

I drew a quick nose but maybe you could add a little felt nose and some different coloured felt inner ears.

I liked my realistic mouse colour but the brownies made them in many bright colours and they looked lovely.


Marshmallow Candycane Snowmen

>>  Monday, November 28, 2016

 It always looks so possible and easy when things pop up on Pinterest!
 Now in fairness to the Rangers having a power cut didn't help.

(Although there is always an upside to candles and marshmallows being in the same room!)
 We got the memo about putting a hole through them first so you don't break the candy-cane.
But Ranger 1 one did not get the assembly method instructable!
 Ranger 2 was getting there but it still appeared to have a hook coming out of it's head!

I think Ranger 3 pretty much nailed it!

You need:

White marshmallows (we had the extra large ones from Asda)
Something long and pointy to make holes through the marshmallows before you 'build' (we used chop sticks)
Candy-canes to hold them together
White icing to stick them together (we used 2 large tubes of sainsburys white icing)
Icing pens to draw the faces (we used 1 kit of sainsburys write on icing pens - multicoloured)
Strawberry laces
Large chocolate buttons and Bassetts Allsorts for the hat (because that's what the shop had and I thought it would work - I guess it depends on the size of your marshmallows and what is on offer on the day.)
Mini matchmakers for arms (because they were on special offer!!)

If you use smaller marshmallows you will see more candy-cane, you could use Hersheys kisses for hats and mini-smarties for buttons.

Have fun!

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