Today's Snack: Reindeer cookies! Make or buy oval-shaped sugar cookies. Mix up white
icing or use pre-made frosting from the grocery store. You'll need one red and
two green M&M's for each cookie, as well as two mini candy canes. Blob a
lot of frosting at the top of the cookie to form the reindeer's "mane" and
stick the two mini candy canes in there, facing outward, as horns. Then blob
two spots where the eyes will go, and one where the nose will go. Place the two
green M&M's for eyes and the red M&M for the nose. Make one to eat and
a couple more to share!
Old Christmas cards
cards are so pretty, you just hate to throw them away after the season's over.
But nobody wants boxes upon boxes of yellowing cards to store. So here's a good
solution: make them into cute little pouches for next year's gift-giving.
Mark off and cut cards
into equal-size squares or rectangles so that you have two matching, same-size
pieces, perhaps 4 inches by 4 inches. One side can be blank and serve as the
back, or cut and paste sections you've cut off to the back to decorate it, too.
With a paper
punch, cut out a series of holes evenly on the bottom and two sides. Now lace colorful,
thin strings of yarn over and under, with a loop at the top like a purse strap.
Tie it off at the corners.
Now you have a
unique and inexpensive gift container to tuck in something small and special,
such as a teacher's gift of a restaurant coupon or school supply store gift
card, a tree ornament, a little Christmas greenery for the mail carrier,
newspaper delivery person and garbage crew, or a wrapped cookie and candy cane
for a neighbor.
Best of all, if
you make them NOW, you'll have a great supply for NEXT year!