red tic tacs & white sugar would be a convincing candy cane! Magic Elf Seeds-use tic-tac's and sugar. The kids plant the 'seeds' before they go to bed and then when they wake up, they are candy canes! So cute for christmas eve!
We cut the log (landscape timber? )into 3 parts, used socks from the dollar store for the hats, cut the nose chips out of wood and material of choice for scarves. Buttons hot glued down the front and paint for eyes and cheeks.
Start bedtime routine as usual, while one parent makes bags of popcorn and hot cocoa and places them in the car, don't forget to have Christmas music to play! When the kids climb into bed, they will find a ticket hidden. The kids are instructed to.