Rascally Reindeer: hide these twig reindeer around the house for kids to look for in the mornings leading up to Christmas…
Meet our Rascally Reindeer! These reindeer decorations were originally going to be tree ornaments. They wound up being a bit big for my liking though, so I popped them into a potted plant and until I could figure out what to do with them.
The next morning, after watching the hooligans discover them in their silly location, it hit me! These twig reindeer could be an alternative to Elf on the Shelf here in my daycare!
I was pretty tickled to think that a project gone wrong could end up being so much fun!
Our reindeer don’t get into any mischief at all. They simply find new hiding spots each night, and they hunker down inconspicuously and wait for the hooligans to come looking for them in the morning. A reindeer game of hide-and-seek if you will…
Here’s what you’ll need to make your Rascally Reindeer Decorations:
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How to make your twig reindeer ornaments:
Simply glue a couple of eyes and a nose to your twig reindeer and let the fun begin! Where WILL they show up?
Here are ours, trying to blend in among the clementines.
And here they are appropriately hanging out in the Christmas Cactus.
They seem to like greenery. Here we have one camping out in the hibiscus,
and another chillin’ in the spider plant.
On this night, they even managed to escape into the backyard!
Oh, those Rascally Reindeer! We never know where we’re going to find them!
If your looking for another alternative to Elf on the Shelf, you must pop over and see The Imagination Tree’s Kindness Elves. Anna has a set of beautiful elves who promote kindness to others all throughout the month of December, and she’ll be sharing their good deeds daily with her followers.
If you enjoyed this simple reindeer activity, be sure to pop over to my Hooligans Xmas pinboard, and check out all of our easy and inexpensive Christmas crafts and activities for kids!
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