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Reindeer Poop tutorial

I can imagine from the title of this post a few of you will have been like YUCK and a few more would be saying “I don’t need a tutorial for reindeer poop, I know how that’s made” … but bear with me because this has proved to be a riot with kids – cause lets face it, they like weird stuff.

No, its obviously not actual reindeer poop, but is a funny accompaniment to the snowman soup packets.

And like the snowman soup, they are a quick gift to make and like I said, kids will giggle at it.

To make them you need

Christmas cardstock*
A printer
White paper and/or white card
Glue stick
Double-sided tape
Cellophane bags (clear sandwich bags will also do)
Chocolate sweeties

Print out the reindeer poop file. It is a4 file has the template, 2 header labels and 2 poems, all sized to fit. You need use the template to draw around on the Christmas cardstock, and cut out the desired number of backing pieces you need.

*The cardstock I used was from the Merry and Bright set from Hobbycraft. You can use whatever cardstock you have but I would recommend 160gsm or higher, so it keeps its shape.

Once you have the number you need, you are going to need to score down the fold line to create a flap. This will fold over and be where you place your header label.

Next, you need to cut out the labels before gluing to the backing. Like the snowman soup, the poem goes on the back and the label goes on the outside of the folded tab. Once you are sure you have them how you like, glue them in place. 

Next you need to add your sweeties. You can use any kind of chocolate really (though be cautious of the recipient and any allergies). I opted for the Dairy milk robins and some Oreo eggs. The robins are just solid Dairy milk eggs, so it is hard to tell them apart once they are unwrapped - a bit of fun for the kids when they eat them. You could always buy a bag of chocolate balls and unwrap them to add. It honestly doesn’t matter, its chocolate.

I added 4 to each cellophane bag as they were quite big and I’m a generous auntie, but you can put however many you want.

Lastly you need to seal the bags. Add a strip of double-sided tape along the top of the cellophane bag and fold it over on itself so the top is sealed. Add another strip to the top of the now sealed bag and place on the card backing. The bag top should be flush with the fold. Once stuck down, add a last strip of double-sided tape to the flap and fold down onto the bag.

And that it, a bag of reindeer poop, complete with a funny poem on the back

I woke up with such a scare when I heard Santa call...
"Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!"
I ran to the lawn, and in the snowy white drifts,
those nasty reindeer had left "little gifts". 

I got an old shovel and started to scoop
Neat little piles of "reindeer poop."
but to throw them away seemed such a waste,
So I saved them, thinking you might like a taste! 

As I finished my task, which took quite a while,
Old Santa passed by and he sheepishly smiled.
And I heard him exclaim as he rose to the sky
"Well, they're not potty trained, but at least they can fly!"