Need a Last Minute Gift Idea for Your Kiddo’s Class? Make Mini Reindeer!

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Reindeer Playdough gifts

Santa’s favorite furry helpers make great gifts. 🦌

It’s no secret kids love special surprises around the holidays. Whether you need classroom gifts or a sweet little treat for the kid’s table at Christmas dinner, check out Hip2Save reader Ashley’s adorable mini reindeer.

I love to do gifts for my son’s daycare classmates for different holidays. But, let’s be honest, daycare is expensive! So I like to keep them on the frugal side.

Reindeer Playdough gift

As class gifts this year I made Rudolph playdoh. I wrapped 2 oz. containers of Playdough in a brown napkin. The antlers are cut from card stock (or you could use pipe cleaners), the nose is a pompom, and the eyes were made with my Silhouette Cameo—but googly eyes would be easy, too! It worked out to around 50¢ per kid and looks special and fun!

Simple and sweet!

We love this idea to add a touch of holiday cheer. Thank you for sharing this fun and festive gift idea, Ashley!


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About the writer:

Emily obtained her Bachelor's degrees from Clarkson University with 5 years of content writing experience specializing in health, beauty, fashion, home, & living frugally.

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Comments 11

  1. jacalynm

    Cute! But those antlers would taken me hours to cut out! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

    • Angie

      Agreed! And mine would look like a child did it!

    • daniellejohnson527

      She most likely cut them with her cameo/Cricut machine ๐Ÿ™‚

    • J.H.509

      Same here. Three classrooms. With about 30 kids a class. Such a cute though.

  2. Mommyof3

    Can antlers be done with a cricut too?

  3. lisa

    Can you tell us name of the file and design number?

  4. lisa

    Can you tell us the name of the file and the design number used for the antlers and eyes

  5. Aly

    So cute!! I love the idea! Thanks!

  6. Sue

    Those are so cute. I don’t think I have seen brown napkins.

    • Ashley

      I ordered these on Amazon:)

  7. Ashley

    Antlers and eyes were just a trace from google images.
    Yes antlers were cut with my cameo but pipe cleaners work!

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