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!
Need something to do with the kids on the days leading up to Thanksgiving? Here is a fun craft that will keep them busy. Turkey Pine Cones! Helps clear some of those pine cones in the yard too. Here in South Florida pine cones are rare to find, but on a wild hunt we were able to find some out and about. These turkey’s are fun holiday craft for kids and adults and they can not only be used for decorations, but also as place holders, or even favors for guest to take home with them. Have fun!
Here is what you’ll need:
- Pine Cones
- Felt – Orange
- Wiggle Eyes
- Pipe Cleaners in fall colors (brown, tan, yellow, orange, red, etc.)
- Brown Pom Poms
1.) For each turkey, cut out a yellow beak. Then glue the beak and a pair of googly eyes onto a pom-pom to create the turkey’s head.
2.) Glue the pom-pom head to the tip of a pinecone. Allow the glue to dry.
3.) Wrap a pipe cleaner around the middle of the turkey’s cone body, starting from the top and twisting it together a few times on the underside. Separate the ends of the pipe cleaner (below the twists) and bend each tip into a 3-toed foot.
4.) For the turkey’s tail, individually wrap 3 or 4 pipe cleaners around the back of the pinecone, starting from the underside and twisting them together a few times on the top of the pinecone to secure them. Then loop both ends of each pipe cleaner to shape tail feathers.
You can see a video on Disney’s Family Fun that shows you how to make this fun little turkey too.
This turkey can not only be a fun decoration for Turkey Day, but it can also be a place card holder for your Thanksgiving dinner.
Happy crafting! And most of all Happy Thanksgiving!!!
What a fabulous kids Thanksgiving table by The Savvy Moms Guide. They outdid themselves with their play date to give thanks. With Thanksgiving right around the corner I had to share this adorable party with you. I’m hoping to use a couple of their great ideas for Thanksgiving with my little ones.
Like these super cute pinecone owls!
They created the owls made from pine cones that also served as décor for the table. Their idea came to life with the help of a tutorial from Bristol Moms. They added their our own Savvy touches to the owls too.
For the food, they selected a full meal for the kids to enjoy. First, an adorable turkey made from fruit, cheese and vegetables. And second “Cheese Pies” made from biscuits and cheese baked on a stick.
Visit The Savvy Moms Guide to get more details on this super “Whoot of Thanks” party!
Halloween is almost here and I don’t know about your house but I have 2 little girls who are very excited about Halloween this year. We’ve already been doing several Halloween crafts and decorating the house. They can’t get enough of Halloween this year! You can see the Indoor Halloween Wreath I made for their door on the mom side of the blog. I have been on the hunt for other Halloween crafts to do with the little ones and thought I would share some of my finds. I can wait to do some of these Halloween crafts with my munchkins.
Have fun and happy Halloween crafting!
Halloween is a little over a month away. I don’t know about your house but it’s a conversation that is brought up often. Of course each time they change their minds of what they want to be, but we are all excited.
While on Pinterest today I found Laurie’s Tutu Boutique and I fell in love with the adorable scarecrow costumepictured above. Laurie’s etsy shop has some other really adorable costumes that could be perfect for your little one. Like this little butterfly…
And this costume would be a winner in my house, Rapunzel. It is one of our favorite movies these days and we’ve watched it several times. What a beautiful costume!
Be sure to head over to Laurie’s Etsy shop to see more amazing costume’s and tutu’s for this coming Halloween.