Last year, I saw these (well, Martha's version of these) in Martha Stewart Living magazine. Instructions are online here. We made them last year, and again this year for teacher (and neighbor) gifts. Inside is a yummy chocolate. Martha recommends an organic fair trade variety, but she just doesn't understand that we have a lot of teachers to shop for and are on a budget! I picked up the Giradelli Peppermint Bars on sale. If you bought more than $10 worth, you got a coupon for $3 off the next visit. So it ended up less than $2.00 for a home-made, edible, and CUTE gift!
While I wrapper the computer paper around the candy bars, Elly cut out carrot noses.
She stamped the mouths and buttons with a pencil eraser. I stamped the eyes with a marker cap and colored them in with a black marker. She then glued the noses on. We cut some red fleece for the scarves, but almost any fabric scrap or ribbon would work. If you are talented - you could pre-print a message on the computer paper before wrapping too.
She delivered them to her teachers this morning saying, "I made this especially for you!" It was very sweet.
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