Rudolph pancakes -a fun breakfast tradition for Christmas!
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!
- 32 ounces pancake mix (enough for 12 servings, use your favorite kind)
- 6 pieces bacon (cooked)
- 6 cherries
- 12 chocolate chips
- 6 marshmallows (large)
- Syrup, for serving
- Make pancakes according to directions. Cook the pancakes on a greased griddle over medium heat. You’ll want to make 6 medium oval shaped pancakes and 12 small oval shaped pancakes. I used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to pour the batter onto the pan so I could shape the ears and face. You could also pour the batter into a zip top bag and cut off the top. The shapes don’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 antlers. 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.
- Top with syrup and enjoy!
Recipe inspired by Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons
We also had such a fun time making reindeer gifts for his friends and grandparents.
Reindeer craft ideas
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.
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.
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.
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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