I know it has been forever. The fun hasn't stopped around here, and I have been taking pictures to share it all with you, but I just haven't made the next step of actually uploading, posting, and sharing.
BUT - I had a couple of quick things I could show you, so I'm going with that.
This year's class Christmas gift for my five year old's kindergarten:
Rudolf Candy Canes!
Super cheap and fast! I made 20 for about $2.50. So don't let the fear of a big expense keep you from having your kids pass out a little treat to their classmates.
Easy to do: Start with a candy cane. Now, here you could make it expensive if you went with the flavoured speciality candy canes, but I went with the classic mint that are super cheap. Then all you do is hot glue a small red pompom and some little googly eyes. The antlers are just brown pipe cleaners that I twisted around and bent into shapes. You could probably reinforce them with a little glue, but mine were fine as is.
Finishing touch: A little gift tag attached with some curly ribbon.
Last year was my first time giving my kids something to pass out to all their classmates, and they loved it. They felt so Christmasy and happy that they could give. And who doesn't want to teach their children to be happy by making other's happy? It was awesome.