My kids run a treat cart every Monday. Next Monday is the last Monday before winter break and we wanted to do something fun and festive. After a lot of searching, I came up with these reindeer treat bags.
The supplies are super simple. You need
- Red Candy
- Popcorn and other treats
- Brown pipe cleaners
- Google Eyes
Pastry or piping bags were recommended, but I bought twist tie bags from Walmart that worked just as well. I ended up using Brach’s cinnamon hard candies for the reindeer nose, although any red candy would work. We also mixed preztels into our popcorn mixture. You can tweak the popcorn mixture or just leave it as popcorn if you want!
The kids need to put a red candy in the corner of the bag, then fill it with the popcorn mixture. The red candy will be the nose and the popcorn will make up the body.
Once the body is made, the kids need to tie off the “reindeerr”. This was tough for my kiddos, but a couple of them were able to figure it out. It was great fine motor practice! If your kids cannot get it, they can also tie it off with a twist tie.
The last steps are to wrap a brown pipe cleaner around the top and add googly eyes. We did use a hot glue gun for the googly eye. We learned that the hot glue itself will not melt the plastic baggie, but the tip of the glue gun will. It worked best when we put the glue on the back of the eye, then stuck the eye to the baggie.
Want to try this recipe in your classroom? Grab the visual here for free! Let me know how it works for you!!