That's right. I made him a sweet (ha, get it) ice cream clown - in honour of him running away to join the circus... might have been kidding about that last part.
First I simply melted some chocolate (I used Aero bars) in a homemade double boiler. If you don't own a double boiler you can acheive the same effect by filling a pot about 1/4 full of water and resting a stainless steel bowl over the opening (like a lid). Once the water in the pot begins to boil, your chocolate will melt nice and evenly. Stir the chocolate though so it does not scorch.
Once melted, I twirled the open end of my cone in the chocolate.
And then twirled it once more in a bowl of sprinkles.
With my 'hat' made I moved on to Mr. Clown's ice cream face.
To stop it from melting all over the plate I scooped a small scoop into a little condiment bowl and then stacked another small scoop on top of that. Then I topped it off with my waffle cone hat and made a face with Runts candy. I love how the hat hangs over the back as seen above.
What a 'sweet' (stop me now) little face.
I quickly snapped a bunch of photos as my time was limited. For obvious reasons - melting ice cream, yes. But
Mr. Clown lived a short life but he was well loved.
It was a perfect way to 'cap off' (okay, done with those now) a warm summer evening.
I love doing little crafts like this with Chace and marvel at the excitement he gets from such simple things. It's amazingly beautiful, and innocent, and 'sweet' (sorry - had to).
What about you? Any easy to make toddler faves that you want to share? Made any special treats recently? Run away to join a circus as of late? Please share :)
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