Lately I’ve been trying to have a more positive mindset when it comes to doing crafts, art projects, outings or really anything with my kids. I know that I can become stressed easily. I also know they are just being kids. With that being said, I’ve tying to be realistic in what myself and the children are capable of doing successfully.
So, for our Christmas gift for our neighbors I thought these reindeer noses were perfect! Sometimes you think a project will be simple, and it hardly ever is! This is not the case here! This has been the BEST project I’ve done with my 18-month-old and my 4-year-old so far! It was fun and enjoyable for EVERYONE! There’s limited steps and preparation. Yet, it’s cute, easy, and quick. Bonus that it’s chocolate with pretzels so it’s delicious!
Without further ado here are the supplies and step required. Enjoy!
- Round pretzels
- Chocolate Kisses, doesn’t matter which kind (you could also use Rolos)
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
Put parchment paper on cookie sheet. Then place round pretzels on cookie sheet.
Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
Unwrap chocolate kisses and place them inside or on top of round pretzels.
Place cookie sheet into oven to allow for chocolate kisses to melt. Should only take 2-5 minutes at the most. But if you take it out and the chocolate kisses aren’t totally melted, pop the cooking sheet back in for an additional minute or two.
Add M&M’s to the top of the chocolate kisses. They’re easy to press down and you do not need to press them down far in order for them to stick.
**We did set up all of our M&M’s with the M facing down so that you didn’t see the M once they were done
Now all the work is out of the way, and they just need to cool. You can allow this to happen with some time on the countertop. Or you can speed up the process by placing them in the freeze. In our case it was cold enough outside. So, I just set the cookie sheet outside for a few minutes and they were done.
I feel like this project was ideal because all the steps are easy, quick, and fun. Also, both of my children were able to help in some way at each step. My oldest has enjoyed making these and requested to do them a few times now.
I would recommend if you like this idea to shop around for chocolate kisses. When that was the only ingredient I needed recently, I ran to the store to get some, and they were rather expensive. When I bought them during the holiday season, they were almost half the price I want to say.
I’m a stay at home mom with our two kids. I really enjoy doing crafts with my kids however, that is typically a challenge with how limited their attention span can be and how messy it gets. So, I’m always looking for ways to make crafting an enjoyable experience and creating fond memory for all of us.