Dec
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Today I have some cute Rudolph pancakes and reindeer craft ideas to share with you. We actually made these last year and I forgot to share them with you!

As Christmas quickly approaches, my kids are getting more and more anxious to meet Santa and his reindeer. My son absolutely loves Rudolph! He loves him so much we decided to dedicate a whole morning to making reindeer crafts, and of course, they all had to have *sparkly* red noses. We started the morning off with Rudolph pancakes and my kids LOVED it. I think this will be our new tradition to serve them on Christmas Eve for breakfast. They were just too cute and yummy!

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Rudolph pancakes

Rudolph pancakes

Ingredients

  • Pancake mix
  • Bacon
  • Cherries
  • Chocolate chips
  • Large marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Make pancakes according to directions. I used a measuring cup to pour the batter onto the pan so I could shape the ears and face. It doesn't have to be perfect. Cook until lightly browned on each side and then remove to a plate. Place two little pancakes on top of a bigger one to form the face. Then place two pieces of bacon on top on the head. For the eyes I cut a large marshmallow in half and then stuck a chocolate chip in the middle. Then I put a cherry on top for the nose.
  2. Enjoy!
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Recipe inspired by Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons

We also had such a fun time making gifts for his friends and grandparents.

Reindeer craft ideas

Rudolph craft idea

All the supplies for this craft were found around the house. I don’t know about you, but I love to save baby food jars. There’s so many fun crafts you can make with them. They also make the perfect little reindeer! Aren’t they cute?

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

* Empty Baby Food Jars
* Paper Plates
* Brown Paint and Brush
* Brown Pipe Cleaner
* Googly Eyes
* Red Pom
* Elmer’s Glue

1. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure your jars are clean. Once they clean, pour a good amount of paint in the bottom of the jars. Roll around the paint making sure to get all the edges. You’ll want to assist your kids with this part.

2. Once the inside of the jars are filled with paint, dump out any excess paint and wipe around the edges with a wet paper towel. Don’t forget to paint the jar lid as well.

3. While the paint is drying you can make the antlers. To do this, cut one pipe cleaner into fours. Create a “T” with two of the pieces and twist the pipe cleaner around to create the antlers.

4. Glue on the googly eye’s, red nose and the antlers to the back of the jar.

reindeer and santa craft idea
Let your jars dry for 48 hours and then fill with candy. We had fun making Santa too! All we did was glue on some sparkly foam for his belt! These jars make perfect gifts for teachers and grandparents…however they also make cute holiday décor to keep up on display! ;)

After the jars were complete, my son wanted to make more reindeer crafts with the extra supplies we had. These crafts were so simple to make, and your kids will love making them for their friends.

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For the reindeer plate:

1. Have your kids paint their plate brown and allow to dry.

2. Glue on their googly eyes, red nose and the antlers to the back of the plate.

For the reindeer print:

1. Stamp your child’s foot in the center of a plain piece of paper.

2. Then stamp your child’s left and right hand on top creating the antlers. Once the paint is dry you can add the googly eyes and nose.

My little guy was so proud of his reindeer.

I think they turned out so cute! Which one’s your favorite?

Have fun creating and making memories with your little ones! Hope everyone has a Happy Holiday this year!

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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