Today I’m sharing something that is admittedly super silly: Just feast your eyes upon these free printable “Reindeer Poop” bag toppers. 😂
I have several of kids and grandkids who love Raisinets, so I slip a package of these sweeties in their Christmas stockings every year. The Raisinets provide a perfect visual for the “Reindeer Poop” poem on the back of the printable package topper:
I awoke with a start when I heard Santa call,
“Now dash away, dash away, dash away all!”
And running outside, in the snowy white drifts,
I found that his reindeer had left “little gifts.”
So I grabbed an old shovel and started to scoop
And soon cleared away all their small mounds of poop.
But to throw it away seemed a terrible waste,
So I saved it, in case you might venture a taste.
As I finished my task — and it took quite a while —
Old Santa passed by, and he sheepishly smiled.
Then I heard him exclaim as he rose to the sky,
“Well, they’re not potty-trained, but at least they can fly!”
This poem is not original to me, although I did tweak it a little to make the meter more consistent. I have no idea who wrote it (if you happen to know, please shoot me a message so I can give credit where credit is due).
Supplies needed for making these “treat bags”
- ziplock bags
- copies of “Reindeer Poop” bag toppers
- a pair of scissors or a paper trimmer
- a stapler
Instructions for packaging “Reindeer Poop”
- Print out our “Reindeer Poop” bag toppers and cut copies apart using a paper trimmer or pair of scissors.
- Repackage Raisinets into smaller ziplock bags. I bought these 2″x3″ bags to use for this purpose, but snack-sized ziplocks could work, too. My Raisinet link points to a big bag on Amazon, but if you only need a couple of bags, I’d recommend buying the $1 box at Walmart.
- Fold the toppers roughly in half (make sure the entire poem is visible on the back) and staple to the top of your filled ziplock bags.
- Tuck the finished bags into children’s stockings or pass them out at school parties.
Not only do these make good stocking stuffers and classroom treats, but they’re also a fun item to sell at Christmas bazaars. A friend of mine sold a whole basket full at our homeschool co-op’s holiday bazaar several years ago for $1 a piece.