Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Root Beer + Reindeer = Root Deer: A Homemade Christmas Gift

Santa would certainly approve of this six-pack! With their red noses shining bright, this group of rootdeer makes everyone smile with delight. Creative and consumable gifts are the best choice for teachers, so this year I decided to have my daughter help me make a set of rootdeer for her teacher for Christmas. We added ribbon collars with bells so that the rootdeer jingle. Each set of antlers is made from one brown pipe cleaner. I first saw the idea for this Root Deer craft on naptime crafters.

My daughter wanted to put bows on the top of the bottles to make a few girls but I didn't think that girl reindeer had antlers. We found out otherwise after searching online. Both male and female reindeer grow antlers! Did you know that? Another interesting fact we learned is that male reindeer typically lose their antlers during winter but the females don't lose theirs until spring! So are Santa's reindeer female or male? Snopes.com has a good answer: Reindeer Games

If you like this gift idea, here's a great list of creative Christmas gifts to make for others: Gifts to Make in a Twinkling

What kind of gifts do you give to teachers?

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Lenore Appelhans said...

That's sooo adorable! I used to be addicted to root beer, but I haven't had any for years.

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Oh my goodness, that is SO CUTE! I love it! Wish I had seen this a week ago - totally would have stolen the idea. Hmmm... maybe I still will. Reindeer beer for the hubby and bros-in-law? :)

Christy Killoran said...

SO CUTE!!!!! My 13 year old loves root beer so I am going to do this for him. The gift giving is so focused on the little ones that this will be a cute treat for him. Thanks.

We gave the teachers gift certificates to a local cafe and homemade cinnamon applesauce ornaments.

Anonymous said...

This is so stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it! Definitely one to remember for next year.

Run DMT said...

That is precious! I wish I had seen this a week ago when I was scrambling my brains trying to figure out what to get my kids' teacher without breaking the bank. This is perfect!

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! I think I might need to give these to my hubby as a joke (he hates root beer and I'm basically mean).

I already knew that about the reindeer (not sure why), I had to send some links to my mom a few months ago to prove it to her! The internet makes me smart ;)

Jackie Higgins said...

Those are so cute! I'd love that as a gift! I'll have to keep that in mind for next year.