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Santa's Christmas Eve Sleigh

Christmas eve boxes don't need to be expensive! Why not try making our recycled Santa Sleigh to hold a mug and hot chocolate goodies?

Santa Hot Chocolate Sleigh

You will need

An old milk bottle, cleaned (We have used a 2 litre one)

Scissors (Use with adult supervision)

Paints (We used acrylic which worked well)


Biro pen

Bottle tops and glue for decorations (Optional)

Materials for Craft


To begin with, you will need to draw the below template onto your bottle. Please see the images below for a guide. We recommend using a Biro pen to draw the guide.


Under adult supervision, carefully cut out the lines to make the shape of your sleigh.

Santa Sleigh Milk Bottle

Paint & Details

Paint your sleigh using any colours you like. We have gone with a festive red and Green sleigh. You could create yours using a different colour scheme instead.

We have used 2 coats of acrylic paint. We recommend painting 1 layer, leaving it to dry, then painting the other layer.

Once your 2 coats of paint are dry, add in festive details. We have used bottle tops and painted milk bottle offcuts to create Holly. You could try and make a snowman, presents or even reindeer to go with your sleigh.

Santa Sleigh Milk Bottle

Happy Christmas!

Your sleigh is now ready to fill with festive goodies! We have filled ours with hot chocolate treats ready for a Christmas movie night.

You could also use your sleigh to store napkins, snacks or mini gifts. The possibilities are endless!

Santa Hot Chocolate Sleigh

Adapted from this craft here

If you have made your own sleigh this Christmas, please share photos with us, we would love to see your creations!

From all at Cotteswold Dairy, we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a blessed New Year!



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