Sooo, remember how none of my Lego sets in my Lego Friends advent calendar matched the pictures inside the doors on how to make the sets? Well, I found out that it’s probably because the inside box holding all the sets was put in the outside box backwards.
Yeeeeeah…so I was right, the pictures and the Lego sets SHOULD have been matching up! I guess I should have looked into this problem sooner. So if you have a Lego Friends advent calendar this year, you have likely been seeing your sets in a different order than I’ve posted on here. OOPS! Sorry! This mix up has happened to lots of people. But it’s still been fun! 🙂
I found this cute Reindeer craft kit at a Dollar Tree store close to us. While I have to admit that this wasn’t one of my favorite crafts that I’ve gotten there, by using lots of glue and not being a perfectionist, it will turn out pretty cute. 😉
Here’s a look at what’s inside the kit:
I started by spreading glue all over the paper plate. Use plenty of glue. (The plate didn’t want to lay flat so if you’d rather make your own circle out of paper, that would work great.)
Stick the brown pom poms all over the plate. I felt like there weren’t quite enough pom poms to cover the entire plate, but in the end it still looks good. I suggest leaving the empty space at the top where it will be covered up by the antlers and hat.
Glue the pieces together to make the face, mouth and nose.
Glue this piece…using plenty of glue…on top of the pom poms. Glue on the 2 eyes. I suggest putting the eyes right on top of a pom pom instead of in the gap between pom poms. That way the eyes will stick on better.
Each ear has 2 pieces, so glue them together next.
I glued the antlers on next…using lots of glue, but only on the bottom part of the antlers. The top part of the antlers won’t be touching anything.
The Santa hat is 3 pieces that you can glue together next.
Now it’s time to glue on the hat and the ears.
Yep, your reindeer will be cute! But I would let it sit for a while to completely dry before moving it around much or trying to hang it up. After my kit was completely dry, it stayed together fine, but it tended to fall apart while the glue was still wet.
I guess this must be Rudolph since he has a red nose! 😉
Hello, again! We’re back for day #18 of our Lego Friends advent calendar! It’s only 1 week til Christmas!!!
Let’s open the door and see what’s there!
Here are the pieces we have to work with for this set.
Yep, I went back to the online images of the Lego advent calendar to work out what this set makes. And it is so cute! 🙂
I’m not totally sure what this is supposed to be, but I do recognize the tiny little penguin and think it is just adorable! 🙂 I wonder if it’s another game to play and the penguin is a prize? Let me know what you think! Whatever it is, I really like this one! Let’s tuck it into the Christmas scene.
One thing my mom used to do with leftover frosting was always a big hit with my siblings and me. Super simple, but we always enjoyed this treat. All you need is graham crackers and frosting, but sprinkles or colored sugar can make it look even more special.
You can make little “sandwiches” or go with open-faced pieces. Break some graham crackers into the size you like. Maybe in half or into quarter pieces.
Spread frosting on one side of one piece of graham cracker.
Add a matching piece of graham cracker and you have a graham cracker and frosting sandwich. 🙂
As you can probably guess, you can also put frosting on a piece of graham cracker but not add the second top piece.
Sprinkles and colored sugar add to the fun so you might want to add some to your snack.
This can be a fun activity to do with the kids at Christmas time when they are begging to decorate Christmas cookies, but you haven’t had time yet to make them! Think of it as a “warm-up” to decorating Christmas cookies. 😉
And that, my friend, is a fun tip from “way back” during my childhood! 😉 Hope you enjoy making graham cracker and frosting sandwiches!