I’ll admit it, I’m one of those people who feels the need to have a gift, no matter how small, for everyone. Students, classmates, neighbors, garbage collectors, bus drivers: you get a gift, you get a gift, you get a gift! These reindeer candy canes are my go-to gift project. They are inexpensive, easy to make while watching TV, and seriously cute. (It must be the googly eyes.)
- Candy canes, $2 for two dozen
- Brown chenille sticks, $1 per pack
- Red Pompoms, $1 per pack
- Googly eyes: $1 per pack
- Glue, on hand
Total: $5 to make 24
To make your own reindeer candy cane gifts:
Step 1: Cut the chenille stick in half. Twist it around the candy cane to look like antlers.
Step 2: Glue on the eyes and nose.
Step 3 (optional): Tie a bow or bell onto the reindeer “neck”.
Older kids could help make this craft. I’ve found that it’s a gift that bigger kids don’t mind giving or receiving. They make adorable ornaments, too. Have fun crafting!