I absolutely love creating gifts from jars. Last year I created Minty Snowmen filled with a gorgeous Milk & Honey Sugar Scrub for Riley's teachers. This year I wanted to make sure that I made a little something for all the children in her class. Our Frankenstein Halloween Treats went over so well that I decided to stick with unique gifts. We created a Rudolph Applesauce!
Unique Gifts for Kids
The supplies for the Rudolph Applesauce are simple. I'm including links so you can get a visual for all of the products. They are affiliate links. You'll need Musselman's 4 pack of Big Cup Cinnamon Apple Sauce, pipe cleaners, googley eyes and red jingle bells. Plus your trusty glue gun, of course.
The first step is to adhere the googley eyes and red jingle bell to the front of the Musselman's Big Cup of Apple Sauce. I'm sure that a regular size jar of apple sauce would work, but I like the shape of the Big Cup better.
Next comes the pipe cleaners. I used an assortment of colors because Riley didn't just approve of having all gold. First, I cut the pipe cleaner in half, which is not shown. Then I bent the pipe cleaner in half. From there I bent one side in half so that it was pointing up in the air. The final step was to then bend the side up in the air in half and leave a little bit of a dip on the end.
I added the antlers to the back of the apple sauce jars with hot glue. I started out trying to glue them straight onto the jars, but after burning off a couple of fingerprints I realized that I could bend the pipe cleaners to make them straight once the glue had cooled. It was one of those head slap moments.
I absolutely LOVE the way they came out and so did Riley. I made twelve of these cups with Avery and Riley running around in about ten to fifteen minutes. They are simply unique gifts that work perfectly for schools that have a strict food policy like my daughter's. You can also feel good about the fact that they are a healthy alternative to candy and cupcakes. I'm sure they'll be getting plenty of that elsewhere.