Sunday, December 23, 2012

Snow in Las Vegas?

Snow in Las Vegas? 
Can it be?

Well yes, that is if you are creative enough to imagine it :)

The Super Heroes wanted to do something festive for Christmas. And we decided that since we usually don't get snow here in Las Vegas (it has happened a time or two though) that we would bring some snow from the North Pole to us here. It actually goes quite well with our palm trees ;)

I wish I was creative enough to come up with these ideas myself but I am not. I love that there are so many creative people out there who are willing to share their talents with us all. We saw the snow idea and printed the labels from

So this is how we did it:

Step 1: Gather our materials. Including the Super Heroes.
We used kosher salt, corn starch and glitter. (You cannot eat this snow - yuck!)

Step 2: Mix up the snow.
Super Hero Dallas and Super Hero Dakota.

Super Hero Roy joined the crew.

Step 3: Of course the Super Heroes had to play in the snow for a little bit :)

No one has ever played in the snow without getting into a snowball flight.

Step 4: Put the snow in the container.

We put the snow in a quart size empty paint can.

Step 5: The Super Daddy hammered the lid down.

Step 6: The Super Mommy put tags on it.

The Front Label. It says:

Can of SNOW
Imported Fresh From The North Pole

The Back Label. It says:

Fresh Grade A snow flurries collected from the North Pole. Christmas magic, tidings of good cheer, and Santa's Special Ingredient that keeps the snow from melting (shhhh, this last ingredient is a Very Big Secret).
Note: This snow may be very special, but it is not edible!

Put your can of snow in the freezer to keep it cold. No peeking - you don't want to let the magic out too soon! When it's time, ask a grown-up (preferably a grown-up who knows Santa) to help you pick a special spot to put your snow, like, on a windowsill, around the base of your Christmas tree, or outdoors. Open the can and enjoy your snow!

The top of the can.

The tied a glittery bow around the Can of Snow and included a paint can opener.

Step 7: The Super Mommy along with her trusty sidekick photo shop made this card to go with it.

It says:

'Twas a couple of nights before Christmas
And all through Las Vegas
Not a snowflake had fallen,
Not even a bit.

The Super Heroes were nestled all snug in their capes
While visions of falling snow
danced in their heads.

When what to our wondering eyes should appear,
But snow in a can. Oh dear!
Up umbrellas! On scarves!
On jackets and gloves!

We sure do hope you have fun!

Step 8: Now on to the delivery.

Oh no... 2 Super Heroes are down for the count. yep it happens to even the strongest of Super Heroes - nap time. Super Dallas and Super Dakota fell asleep in the car on the way to deliver our service.

Super Dakota is so tired!

It is hard work being a Super Hero - just ask Dallas.

No need to fear though Super Roy is here to get the job done.

Merry Christmas everyone! We hope that you remember the real reason for the season!

Happy Birthday Jesus! The Hutchings Heroes LOVE you!


  1. We just came home to the funnest gift on our doorstep! Thank you so much for thinking of us and driving all the way out here to deliver it. The kids are so excited to try it out. We really appreciate your kindness and wish you a very Merry Christmas!
    The Stoddard Family

  2. Love, love, love what you are doing with your boys! Would love to connect with you via email and share with each other what we are doing. we are

    Here is some of what we do:

  3. Lindsay - I am so glad you guys liked it. We are running out of families to serve in our little area so we started to branch out. Hopefully your kids had a good time with it :)

    Pennies of Time - thank you so much for checking out our blog and thank you for sharing your blog with us. I LOVE what you are doing. You have many great ideas. What lucky kids you have to have such a great mom to share with them the gift of service. I sent you an email so make sure to check your spam if you don't see it :)