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Christmas Stocking Fun Recipe

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This recipe for Christmas Stocking Fun, by , is from "THE WOODEN SPOON" The Sexton Family, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Nan Sexton


Get a box of snack-sized ziplock bags....
Add a small handful of these ingredients to each bag and label as suggested
(or create some of your own design...)

Small or large white marshmallows
Label "Snowman Poop"

Malted milk Balls or chocolate covered peanuts
Label..."Reindeer Poop"

Red bubble gum ball
Label..."Rudolf's Nose"**

a couple of colorful Christmas cookies
Label "Mrs. Claus's Test Cookies"

Label "Reindeer Feed"

Label "North Pole Snowflakes"

lLabel "Elf Snack"

raw, peeled carrot
Label "Frosty's Nose"

Remove label from any kind of soup:
Create a label and glue it on can of soup
Label..."Snonwman Soup"

A little Christmas stocking
filled up to the top
to let you know you're loved so much
Santa had to stop...

(reindeer poop)
Rudolf's tired
about to drooop
but he left
this reindeer poop
(chocolate-covered peanuts or raisins)

Frosty's melting...
that's the scoop
all that's left?
This snowman poop...
(little marshmallows)

(mini marshmallows for snowman poop)
The snowman stands out in the yard
he's never in a group...
but, stilll he wants to wish you well
so, he's left snowman 'poop'


Be prepared for some Christmas giggles...
Slipped deep into a Christmas stocking....
these will bring extra Christmas Cheer and surprise...

Down in the toe...
in its Christmasy-depths...
there's a stocking-surprise...
that you haven't found yet...

Homemade candies in a tin
that Mrs. Claus has packed down in...
Straight from the North Pole kitchen
tucked snug in Santa's sack...

The Orange in the Toe
Hanging high up on the mantle
are the stockings, in a row
from large to teeney weeney
in the tree light's twinkle-glow...
Filled with lots of sweet surprises
like Lifesavers and some gum
maybe nuts or homemade candy
little toys and games for fun
Maybe there's a shiny toothbrush
with its toothpaste, fresh and new
or a pretty little hairbrush
and a shining mirror, too...
Oh ...most anything that fits, now
could be hid so none could see
...little trinkets, little treasures
just not meant for 'neath the tree...
Maybe gift cards, maybe money
special coupons, in disguise
to be spilled out and looked over
by those tree-lit, sparkling eyes...
No, you never know what lingers
in its bulging depths below
cuz' it's a long way from the candy cane
to the orange in the toe...





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