School is out for the rest of the year, and it’s cold outside!
What can you do while the kids are home, and impatiently waiting for the ‘big day’ to arrive?
I adapted a Pinterest pin and we made Rudolph Hot Chocolate Mix. (We made ours for the kids’ teachers.) Makes great last-minute RACK (random acts of Christmas kindness) gifts for the neighbors, friends, and family.
This is an easy craft and the children can help!
For each Rudolph you will need:
1 Wilton decorating bag
2 Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate packets
Handful of miniature marshmallows
Small handful of chocolate mint M and M’s
2 googly eyes (attach with Tacky glue)
Curling ribbon or any tying material
1/2 metallic red pipe cleaner for nose
1 metallic red pipe cleaners for antlers
Directions for Rudolph Chocolate Treats:
Empty packets of hot chocolate mix in bag.
Next drop in marshmallows, followed by M and M’s.
Twist bag closed, tie off with ribbon, twist ties, etc.
For each treat you will need to cut 2 pipe cleaners in half. (I used a small pair of needle nose pliers, but you could use an old pair of scissors that won’t hurt if you cut wire.) You will need one and a half pipe cleaners per treat.
Pictured is pipe cleaners for antlers.
Wrap one of the halved pipe cleaners around the tip of bag for nose. Pinch it so it doesn’t slide off of the bag. See first picture.
For each antler you will need one pipe cleaner, halved. Take one of the halves and cut it in half again. Twist the halved one around the top of the bag (where you have it tied off with ribbon or twist tie.)
Then take the quartered pieces and twist around the ends of the pipe cleaner to make antlers.
Glue googly eyes on bag with Tacky glue. (See above picture.)
You could use any powdered hot chocolate mix. Here’s the link to my hot chocolate mix recipe.
These make double cups of hot chocolate. If you want, you could use one package and make a smaller reindeer. Just cut the excess plastic from the top.
BTW… my grand children already drank theirs, so I used an empty one for a pattern! You can tell by the hot chocolate spots on the TV tray!
That’s it, folks. Occupy the kids and make a great last-minute gift! Be sure to make some for them, too!
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