Reindeer Lollipops For Christmas

1508975_865135433606221_1056511145028262516_nHow cute are these? – and so simple and inexpensively to make. We love that!

To make these use a cookie cutter and trace the design onto green (or whatever color) construction paper. Here is a pattern you can use – just print out and trace however many you need. (right click to save and enlarge to desired shape)

680cdd0887ca22e312c228379b9efb66Cut the hole for the nose on one and draw the eyes and mouth and back it completely with another cutout with no nose after putting in the lollipop or tootsie roll. Glue around the edges with hot glue or white school (non-toxic) glue.

Graduation Caps Favor Suckers

grad graduation hat recees candy bar mini sucker www.countryandvictoriantimesThis is  a no-brainer – This is so simple! Stick a mini Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup upside down onto a sucker stick. Melt chocolate and attach Reece’s Cup with a square of chocolate. Add a dollop of chocolate on top and add a string licorice and mini M&M to the top. Color co-ordinate if you can to school colors or do in a large variation of colors. These would be great for a party as favors or to have several nestled into tissue paper/wax paper inside a gift box to give to your special grad.

Magic Jelly Beans

555114_478480305534822_1906957858_nAs the weather gets nicer outside I am dieing to get out and garden. I found this great little planting treat on Face Book on $5-10 Dollar Meals- Cheap Eats. Grab a handful of Jelly Beans and plant them in the garden with your children. Have them water them thoroughly and talk to them about planting and how something that starts from seeds can grow and provide us with food to eat. Do tell them though that these Jelly Beans are a fun magical experiment and that if they plant them and nourish them carefully something might grow that they will love. In a couple of days after you see them watering and caring for their magical beans – when they are not looking – take the beans out and “plant” a huge lollipop. They learn something about the process of gardening, doing a little work pays off and may want to help more in the garden.

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