how to make a clown not creepy. no, I’m asking. how do you make a clown not creepy?

I tried. I want to conquer the creepy clown. I want to find a clown that wouldn’t scare a 2 year old. I do. I’m just not sure it’s possible. If you don’t find these odd, here are the how-tos:

how to make sort-of creepy? clown marshmallows

you will need:*

food coloring pens (red and black)

assorted colors of sanding sugar or fine sprinkles

bowl of water

lollipop sticks (optional)

*You can the lollipop sticks and sanding sugar/sprinkles (probably the Wilton brand) in the craft store. Find food coloring pens there, too, though I prefer Americolor Gourmet Writers.

step one: make the crazy hair
Pour some sprinkles in a shallow dish. Hold a marshmallow and dip just one end (only a few millimeters, just the top!) into a bowl of water. Remove immediately and dip the wet end in the sprinkles, coating the entire top of the marshmallow and the rim.

step two: make the face
Draw your face with the markers and insert lollipop stick, if desired, to make a marshmallow pop. For the faces, you can see some examples of what I did, but if you can come up with a less creepy clown, feel free to send me the pics! (for the red smile, I drew the red first, then did the black smiley on top)

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  1. Erin says

    Ok, I seriously had to comment today. I've been following your blog for about a month now. I hate clowns….I don't know why, I just really find them totally creepy. On that note, I don't search for them, EVER…but another blog I follow has some pretty cute cookie ones at the top of her page.
    They actually kinda make me grin, slightly. Not marshmallow, but it's a start. Maybe do away with the whole red mouth? :) Thanks for making my skin crawl today… LOL!

  2. Chic Cookies says

    I'm so with you about clowns! Imagine how hard it was to even try and draw these :) ! But the cookie mama ones aaaaare pretty cute. Go cookie mama!

  3. Chic Cookies says

    PS. sorry, Erin, for making you do such difficult research! I can only imagine what results may have popped up in a "clown" google search. Shudder.

  4. PaisleyJade says

    haha – they are so cute!

    All my kids have been afraid of clowns… I suppose we should be thankful they are wary of strange red headed things with creepy smiles!

  5. Princess of Everything (and then some) says

    Take it from someone that is afraid of clowns ~shudders~ Those are cute. You did good!

  6. cookies and cups says

    your clowns are not too creepy! I agree that cookie mama's clowns are about the most non-creepy I have seen!

  7. Erin says

    You think I did reaserch on clowns??!!! HECK NO! I just remembered that she had them at the top of her page. I love your blog, but I'm not researching clowns for ya! :)

  8. bridget {bake at 350} says

    Yeah…I'm not a clown person either….anyone else old enough to remember an episode of Fantasy Island and a creepy clown?

    Anyway, I think you succeeded…these are fun! :)

  9. Chic Cookies says

    Oh, Erin, I had all these research tasks lined up for you, too! :)
    For me, Bridget, I think it was Poltergeist. Yep. Poltergeist.

  10. Glory says

    Just found your blog. LOVE it. Ya know, with a slight modification these would make GREAT Frankensteins. As is, I think they're cute. Not creepy.

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