* Brown paper lunch bag
* Brown construction paper
* A medium pom pom
* Googly eyes
* Pen or pencil
* Craft Glue
Optional: Oatmeal, glitter and plastic sandwich bag for "reindeer food"
A very easy holiday craft to do with your child and it can also be a keepsake or gift bag.
Cut the open end of the lunch bag so that it is rounded.
Use your pen or pencil to trace your child's hands on the construction paper and then cut them out. Glue the hands to your bag to make the antlers. Then glue the eyes and the nose. You can choose any color pom pom for the nose; my daughter chose pink because it's her favorite color.
You can use the bag as a special gift bag, perhaps for your child to give to a friend or family member.
As an option, you and your child can make the reindeer food by mixing oatmeal and glitter together in a sandwich bag and then keep it in your reindeer bag until Christmas Eve. Then sprinkle the reindeer food on your lawn on Christmas Eve night.
Sandra K. Lee is a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom with a 8-year-old princess & a 4-year-old superhero in Middlesex County, New Jersey.