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Tutorial: Make Candy Cane Reindeer Gifts

27 November 2012 5,217 views One Comment

by morena

Tutorial: Candy Cane Reindeer Gift (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

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.)

Tutorial: Candy Cane Reindeer Gift (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

Project estimate:

  • 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

Tutorial: Candy Cane Reindeer Gift (via dollarstorecrafts.com) Tutorial: Candy Cane Reindeer Gift (via dollarstorecrafts.com)
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!

Tutorial: Candy Cane Reindeer Gift (via dollarstorecrafts.com)

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One Comment »

  • - Unicorn Kids Crafts said:

    […] DIY Candy Cane Reindeer Tutorial from Dollar Store Crafts here. Older children could easily do this and smaller children with supervision (glue the googly eyes on later). […]

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