How to Make a Candy Cane Reindeer Ornament
Trimming the tree just got a whole lot sweeter. Kids will love creating these reindeer ornaments using mini candy canes, felt, googly eyes and pom-poms.
By: Layla Palmer
- brown felt
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- red and/or black pom-poms
- googly eyes
- 1/4" wide ribbon
- mini candy canes
- Download: Reindeer Head Template
Cut and Trace Template
Use scissors to cut out the reindeer head template (Image 1). Create two reindeer heads by tracing the template shape twice onto a piece of brown felt (Image 2).
Attach Nose and Eyes
Hot-glue a pom-pom nose onto the bottom of one of the reindeer heads (Image 1) then attach two googly eyes to the face, above the pom-pom nose (Image 2).
Create Pocket for Candy Canes
Cut 2 small felt ovals for ears and attach those beside each eye. Hot-glue the two pieces of felt together, keeping the top portion of the head open.
Attach Candy Canes and Ribbon
To create the antlers, hot-glue two mini candy canes inside the top of the reindeer's head (Image 1). Hot-glue a 1/4-inch wide piece of ribbon to the back of each candy cane to create a hanger. Once glue cools, hang reindeer ornament on the tree (Image 2). Tip: These cute critters would also make great gift toppers.
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