Thursday, December 16, 2010

Treats for the Reindeer

It is way too cold to go outside and play. I hate bundling up the kids in layers and gloves just to walk to the car. We go stir crazy inside which usually leads to time outs and many tears. And so I have turned to projects. My kids love projects. And I love keeping them occupied. Some work out and some don't. This one turned out pretty well.

I went and bought a yard of burlap at a local craft store. I busted out my glue gun and craft paper and voila! Reindeer bags. I was only going to make a few, but Bennett insisted that we make one for each reindeer. We wouldn't want Vixen to feel left out.

For the reindeer food you just put 6 cups of Chex Mix in a large bowl. Melt 12 oz. white chocolate and pour over the Chex Mix. Crush up candy cane and mix it in. Both Bennett and Will helped me do this because it is so simple. And then we spread it on wax paper and let it cool for 20 min.

There you go. An easy and fun project for when you don't really want to go out in the cold.


The Scott family said...

I feel you! And we don't get as cold here as you do there! What a cute idea but my question is who gets to eat the reindeer treats? It sounds yummy!

Nate, Abbey, Noah, Blaire and Tatum said...

How adorable!! Love that idea.

starnes family said...

Super cute!

I am missing the cold days inside!

Beth said...

I love that you can create cute projects with your kids. On top of the fact that I'm crafty-challenged, my reindeer bags would end up looking like potato sacks with chicken-scratch labels. :)

Shannon said...

Such a cute idea...might have to remember that for next year! That mix looks awesome too.