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

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.

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Materials Needed:

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

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

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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