She pulled out her I Phone and showed me a picture. I graciously thanked her for all her help and she passed on by. Arm stretched to reach for the food colouring, I froze. I told her I was making Elmo balls! Elmo BALLS! No wonder the poor woman looked startled!
Now my face is as red as Elmo's! ~
Please let me never bump into that woman in the store again! Please let me think before I blurt something out to a complete stranger, ever again!
Anyway, I did figure out how to make these things. I added red food colour to the butter/marshmallow melt. It took almost half the little food colour bottle to get the stuff to go from pink to red.
I feel very sorry for the parents who will have their kids bouncing off the walls from all that red dye! ~
It was surprisingly difficult to shape the BALLS. The best way to do it is to dunk your hands in warm water and smooth the mixture into a BALL shape. ~
I used the can of icing that comes with decorating nozzles to make rosettes in white and added brown Skittles for the eyes. Orange Skittles made the nose. ~
All you need to remember is to have warm water on your hands for shaping, use lots of red dye and call them Elmo HEADS, not BALLS!