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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:*

marshmallows
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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12 Comments

  1. Erin
    Posted April 19, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    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. http://thecookiemama.blogspot.com/
    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
    Posted April 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    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
    Posted April 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    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
    Posted April 19, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    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)
    Posted April 19, 2010 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

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

  6. cookies and cups
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

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

  7. Erin
    Posted April 21, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    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}
    Posted April 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    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
    Posted April 23, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

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

  10. Megan
    Posted May 31, 2010 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    These are adorable!

  11. Glory
    Posted August 29, 2010 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    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.

  12. Posted July 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

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