He's sweet, sassy, and easy enough for children to make: a Candy Cane Reindeer!
Our little Candy Cane Reindeer makes a great craft project for school, scouts, church groups or Secret Santa gifts.
Using candy canes, chenille stems and google eyes from the craft store, Candy Cane Reindeer make great stocking stuffers--or add them to holiday gift wrap for a sweet touch!
For each reindeer, you'll need:
- candy cane
- small pompon for nose
- two "google" eyes
- brown chenille stem for antlers
- green chenille stem for bow-tie
- small jingle bell
- non-toxic craft glue
Leave the wrapper on the candy cane.
Wrap the brown chenille stem around the top of the candy cane and twist. Separate the ends and twist into antler shapes. [Hint: the letter "W" makes a great model for an antler!]
Thread the "jingle bell" onto the green chenille stem. Twist the green chenille stem around the body of the candy cane with the bell in the center. Fold back the stem ends to resemble a bow or a bow-tie.
Place small dots of glue on google eyes, and apply them to the front of the candy cane.
Place a larger dot of glue on the pompom, and apply it to the front of the candy cane to form the reindeer's nose.
Candy Cane Reindeer may be used to decorate gift packages, as party favors, or hung on a Christmas tree as ornaments.