Friday, December 4, 2015

Reindeer Dust { A Christmas Tradition }

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Reindeer Dust or Food has been one of our longest running Christmas traditions.  We've been making it for 11 years and the kids look forward to it year after year.
Here is what you will need to make your own:
This year we created fun embellishments for the tops of the bags by cutting out reindeer with the Cricut using the Jolly Holiday's cartridge.  I cut out 75 reindeer and 75 red scarves.
While I cut everything out on the Cricut, the kiddos got right to bagging the dust!  You will want to fill each baggie up about 3/4 of the way full (you can use any size bag) and then add 1 Teaspoon of Red and 1 teaspoon of green sugar sprinkles.  We do NOT use glitter since you will be putting this outside where critters can ingest the glitter and can be harmful.
Once all of the reindeer were cut I used Glaze Pens to add a black dot for the eye and red for the sweet little nose.
Using my Tape Runner I attached the red scarves onto each reindeer.  It seems tedious, but it goes really fast!
I don't have a picture of this step.  I cut a fancy square on the cricut 4.5"x4.5" (you can use a regular square), folded it in half and stapled it to the top of each bag.  I created a printable in Word to fit my baggies that reads:
Just Sprinkle on the lawn at night,
The moon will make it sparkle bright.
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam,
this treat will guide them to your home.
You can change it, add to it and add a personal message at the end if you wish!
Using my tape running I placed adhesive along the top of my poem and slipped it under the paper topper on the bag.
And again, using the tape runner I attached the reindeer and then you are DONE!
These ones were created to match the Winter Wonderland theme for the classroom party in First grade that you can read about here.

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