Reindeer Candy Canes
The girls and I have been busy making these super fun reindeer candy canes for their friends at school. They are really easy to make and a whole lot of fun for the little ones to help…and even more fun for them to hand out to their friends.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
Brown yarn (try to pick a thicker yarn)
Small Pom Pom’s – red or black
Ribbon or Twine
Here is how you make these little guys:
Step 1: Take two candy canes and place them so the arc of the candy cane looks like the reindeer antlers. Tape the candy canes together so they stay in place.
Step 2: Take the yarn and start wrapping it around the candy canes. In order to make them look more like a reindeer face, wrap the center of the candy cane with more yarn to make it thicker. See pictures. Once the candy cane is all wrapped up, place a drop of glue on the back side to stick the end piece of the yarn.
Step 3: Next glue the wiggle eyes onto the top part of the yarn to make the reindeer eyes.
Step 4: Place a red of black pom pom onto the face of the reindeer to make his (or her) nose.
Step 5: Take the ribbon or twine of choice wrap around the “neck” of the reindeer and tie into a bow. You could also tie a bell onto the front but I couldn’t find them anywhere at my craft store.
And there you have it, I fun little gift to hand out to your child’s friends at school. Or to use on a dessert table for Christmas. Have fun!