Melt Without the Mess
- What: Melting Snowman
- When: 2 years and up
- Why: Entertaining, affordable, reusable
- Where: Amazon
Would you like a little pick me up for your kids? Want to play in the snow, but not get cold and wet? Try a little snow in the comfort of your own home with this melting snowman called Mr. Frost.
This little box comes with a pile of white putty. It holds its shape, for a few minutes. Then, much like real snow, it begins to ooze. The box comes with everything you need to deck your snowman in style, including a hat, carrot for a nose, scarf, eyes, and sticks for arms.
Build him yourself, or have your kids craft their own snowman creation. Check back in after a few minutes to see what’s happened, and prepare them for the day when their real snowman collapses. Even better, this snowman can be built over and over again (at least until someone drops him in a pile of pet fuzz or the dog discovers a snack) as you can reshape him and watch him melt time and time again.
For extra fun, you can squish the putty into other shapes. Much like a stress ball, it can be fun to manipulate it as a distraction or to relieve fingers stiff from too much typing. Not into snowmen? You can get lots of other items, too, like unicorns, witches, dinosaurs, and Christmas trees, just to name a few.