12.12.12

Reindeers & the Class Gift

In Prep, Goose made her own Christmas cards for her class mates at school and really enjoyed making them.  She loves that kind of thing.  But getting her to write 'Merry Christmas love Goose' 24 times was like drawing blood from a stone, so in the years since we have tried something different...that didn't involve writing!  

In Grade 1 she made reindeer food for her friends, in Grade 2 she made reindeer noses and this year she made candy cane reindeers.  We may have a theme...


To make a candy cane reindeer you will need some mini red pom poms, some mini googly eyes, some brown pipecleaners and some candy canes.  Spotlight has red pom poms and googly eyes in a whole range of sizes as well as brown pipecleaners.  I'm sure they could be purchased at your craft supply store.



She glued on the eyes and nose with craft glue and then twisted the pipecleaners around a pencil to get the curly effect, before twisting them around the top of the candy cane.


 Bear, not to miss out, has been following suit and last year made reindeer food for his friends at kinder.  This year we made 50 bags of reindeer food, because now that she is a kinder kid too, Frog had to do the same!  


It is simply rolled oats, mixed with glitter, bagged with a free printable on the top.  
These gorgeous reindeer food printables came from Anders Ruff design.


I'd been planning on waiting to give out the reindeer food in the last week of kinder, but unfortunately one of her kinder friends pipped her at the post and handed out reindeer food on Monday.  I'm sure the reindeers will appreciate 2 lots of food right?!


And because I loved the reindeer noses so much last yearI had to make lots of them just to have on hand to give to friends over the Christmas period.  8 maltesers and a jaffa with a cool tag on the top.  


These ones were designed by my very clever friend Caroline, a fellow 'kinder' Mum,  who very kindly let me use her design.  They even have the names of the reindeers on the back - gorgeous - thanks Caroline Caroline is talented in many ways and also has her very own store on madeit where she sells beautiful dolls & accessories, called 'Madebyme'.  She is also selling her reindeer nose printables at the moment.  I highly recommend a look!

While we're on the topic of reindeers, how cute are these reindeer biscuits that someone brought to a Christmas party we were at last week?


Do your kids make a class gift, give a cards or candy canes?   or do you just think I am a little mad* and merely adding to the pressure at this already busy time?!




* I probably am, but this is the stuff that the kids and I love about Christmas time and we just want to share the fun!  

12 comments:

Caroline McGowan said...

You are too amazing, gorgeous ideas again!

sister outlaws said...

Pretzel antlers! They look great! Ooh it's getting so festive and exciting!!!!

sister outlaws said...

Oh and the candy cane reindeer look ace too - will be trying that!

ally said...

you are amazing
I think I'm opting out this year
but the weekend may see us doing something crazy!

Maxabella said...

Omg, you always make me feel like such a slacker!! Which is agood thing, trust me! I love all your good ideas and can't believe some other kid is dolling out the reindeer food.Bet they got the idea from you last year...

x

annie said...

This is the first year my kids haven't don the cards. Like me they have all just let go a it this year. The candy canes are great. You can never have too many google yes in the cupboard!

annie said...

That was "googly eyes" not "google yes"! I pad predictive text is a pain...

MultipleMum said...

Love your reindeer. I don't know how you come up with some many unique ideas! And how cute are those biscuits? Totally stealing that idea! Love your Christmas posts x

Hey Mickey said...

Cute idea - love it!

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

i love the Em...haven't decided if we doing the 'whole class' thing yet! xx

Bron said...

So many great fun ideas...we did the reindeer noses thanks for the prompt. the teacher loved them and so did the kids.....candy cane reindeer maybe an idea for next year. xxx

LionessLady said...

Some very cute ideas there. I really like the reindeer food one!

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