Because my two oldest girlies are in middle school this year, they each have seven or eight teachers. My normal go-to gift of a Barnes and Nobles gift card multiplied by sixteen, just isn’t going to fly financially…….no matter how much of Santa’s magical reindeer dust I use.
The girls are old enough to understand that presents cost money, but they are also old enough that they really enjoy giving their teachers a little something. So, via ideas from Pinterest, the girlies got a little crafty and made their teachers and friends Reindeer Poop and Grinch Pills!
For the Reindeer Poop (found on Blooming Where I'm Planted) Abbey made her own toppers and filled cellophane bags with Whoppers candy.
The poem reads,
Santa looked at his list.
He even checked it twice.
And he did find out,
You haven't been too nice.
Since coal is so expensive,
Here's the inside scoop....
Santa is filling your stocking,
With lots of Reindeer Poop.
She added a “thumbprint” reindeer head, drew on the antlers and eyes, and stuck a pom-pom nose on with a glue gun, and stuck on a Santa sticker.
Allie sort of thought the poop was gross, so she went with the Grinch Pills.
We found this idea on Custom Creations by Tamera Bennett but we couldn’t find green Tic-Tacs in Japan so we improvised with Eclipse gum. Allie made a simple card to stick on the cover and tied it with shiny red curling ribbon. (Right click on the image and save, to print your own.)
Both girls stuck a To/From tag on the bag of their little treats and the projects were complete!
Merry Christmas everyone, from the Three Girlies! Abbey, Allison, and Amber!