Keep guests guessing why these "snowballs" aren't melting as fast as Frosty! For added fun, display them in an attractive ice bowl.

Ice Bowl:

  • 1-quart and 2-1/2-quart freezer-safe glass nesting bowls
  • Ice cubes
  • Freezer tape

Snowballs:

  • 3-inch Styrofoam balls
  • Clear-drying craft glue
  • White decorator sand

For the ice bowl, fill the 2-1/2-qt. bowl with water. Place the 1-qt. bowl on top so there is about 1 in. of space between the bowls. Fill the smaller bowl with ice cubes. Place freezer tape across both bowls to hold them in place. Freeze overnight.

Remove freezer tape and ice cubes. Fill the 1-qt. bowl with lukewarm water; remove the bowl. Dip the 2-1/2-qt. bowl in water and twist to loosen. Remove the ice bowl and return to the freezer. When ready to use, place the bowl on a platter to catch the water as it melts.

For the snowballs, hold a Styrofoam ball in your hand and push it down on a flat surface. Turn the ball; repeat. Continue to do this until the ball is the shape and size of a snowball.

Coat the ball with glue and immediately roll it in sand. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet until dry. Display in the ice bowl.



Snowflake Invitation

Snowball CenterpieceSend out a warm welcome to your cool gathering!

Fold a 5-in. x 7-in. piece of white paper in half crosswise to make a 3-1/2-inch x 5-inch piece. (This is the minimum size the post office will accept.)

Open and write invitation on the inside. Fold a 5-in. x 7-in. piece of card stock or scrapbook paper in half. Place the white piece of paper inside. Apply rubber cement to one side of a homemade paper snowflake. Immediately sprinkle the snowflake with clear iridescent glitter. Let dry; shake off excess glitter. Glue snowflake to the front of the invitation; let dry.