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.

Candy cane reindeer ornament

Candy Cane Reindeer Ornament

Materials Needed:

  • brown felt
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • red and/or black pom-poms

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.

Pocket for Candy Canes

Pocket for Candy Canes

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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