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!
"Elf on the Shelf" alternative - the "Wandering Wisemen." Move the Wisemen around the house as they search for Jesus. The kids have fun finding them all over the house. They Wisemen can face obstacles, maybe stop for food and drinks etc until Epiphany
Santa Handprint Ornaments: This is to remind you When I have grown so tall, That once I was quite little And my hands were very small. 2 cups of Flour cup of Salt cup or less of Water-----Simply Adorable! Make an ornament
Each year kids must choose ten old toys to put in their Santa bags. leave the bags under the tree on Christmas Eve. Santa takes the old toys back to the North Pole. Great way to declutter, recycle old toys, and teach the kids about giving.