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Santa's Hitching Post | Outdoor Crafts for Kids

Santa's Hitching Post

A parking space in your driveway might suffice, but there's nothing like an official hitching post to make travelers from the North Pole feel right at home.


  • Thin wooden board
  • Acrylic paint
  • Duct tape
  • Snow shovel
  • Big red bow
  • Jingle bells (optional)
  • Rope
  • Bucket
  • Carrots and/or apples


To assemble one, use acrylic paint to print the words "Reindeer Hitching Post" on a thin wooden board. Once the paint is thoroughly dry, securely duct-tape the sign to the handle of a snow shovel. Then tie a big red bow to the handle just below the sign. You can wire on jingle bells too for an extra-festive touch.

Anchor the shovel firmly in a deep mound of snow. Finally, attach a length of rope (Santa will need this to tie his hooved helpers) and place a feed bucket filled with a few carrots or apples nearby.