The Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…  A partridge in a pear tree.

I didn’t want to make the “Santa Sleighs” for the kids at Kung Fu this year.  I was getting a little bored in repeating the same gift, year after year, and I felt under-appreciated that I had gone to the painstaking effort of (wasting) three hours to make.  I had to make twelve of them last year, and I am not exaggerating when I say that it took me three hours.  I wouldn’t mind because they looked great…

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I had wrapped a 4-fingered KitKat, a ‘Freddo’ chocolate bar, and a Turkish Delight up in red paper…  Then I taped the candy canes to the bottle (with extreme difficulties, I might add), then the Father Christmas was added last.  To say that I had to rearrange the way that the candy canes and Santas’ were sitting more than once is an understatement.

So this year, I had decided that I was going to put together the dry ingredients for Christmas Elf Soup.  That way, all the kids had to do was to ask a grown-up for help in pouring the hot water over the mixture.

Christmas Elf Soup – How to make

What you will need:

Three re-sealable food bags.  Small.

One slightly larger food bag; to store the latter in once full.

Cocoa powder.

Milk chocolate drops.

Mini-marshmallows.

Candy Cane.

The label with instructions…

Hole punch and Christmas ribbon OR a stapler with staples.

How to put it all together:

Add four heaped teaspoons in to a dry, re-sealable bag.

Add two heaped teaspoons of the dark chocolate drops to another dry, re-sealable bag.

Add a small handful of mini-marshmallows to a third dry, re-sealable bag.

Position the filled bags neatly in to the slightly larger food bag.

Add the (still wrapped) candy cane in to the bag.

Seal shut with the label, using staples, or hole punch with ribbon.

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The label was designed, and made by yours truly.  It reads:

Front:  “Christmas Elf Soup”

Back:  “How to prepare your Christmas Elf Soup:  Empty the soup powder and pieces of Elf poop in to your favourite mug.  Ask an adult to help you pour hot water over the mixture.  Sprinkle on the snowman pieces, and stir with the North Pole!”

The latter on the back of the label states the ingredients (Cocoa powder, Milk chocolate drops, Mini marshmallows, Candy Cane).

I managed to fit four of my labels on to an A4 sheet of card for printing.  Feel free to use it, but if you are going to use it on your own site, please give credit where credit is due.

Christmas Elf Soup Wrapper for A4 print

Click to enlarge the picture

Once again, after handing the packets out to the students of the school, I felt like it was a waste of time.  Just a look, and a “thanks”.  Not a heart-felt one.  I suppose that’s just the way I am, but nether-the-less, my hubby certainly appreciated the leftover one I had made for him…  🙂

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