Candy Cane Reindeer

Candy Cane Reindeer are an easy-to-make Christmas craft for kids of all ages!

Candy Cane Reindeer are an easy-to-make Christmas craft for kids of all ages!

Today was all about Bryce.  He’s been feeling a little left out of our crafts lately and I wanted to do something that would be fun, easy, and age-appropriate for my little guy.  Reece and I have been crafting up a storm and I think the pace and the crafts have just been too much for Bryce to really enjoy.  I gave Bryce a couple of options of what we could do and he chose Candy Cane Reindeer.  Basically Bryce likes any crafts where he gets to pick out googly eyes ;)

Candy Cane Reindeer are a really fun craft because they can be completely customized based on the color of candy canes you buy and the materials you use for their noses, eyes, and antlers.  We busted out about 10 Reindeer in about thirty minutes before his nap and that was only because I was having to wipe off Mac n Cheese from the googly eyes after Bryce was picking them out.

Candy Cane Reindeer are an easy-to-make Christmas craft for kids of all ages!

Note to self:  Wash Bryce’s hands and face after lunch.

Also, can I say how totally inexpensive this craft is?  You can buy a box of 10-12 candy canes for $1.  A bag of 25 Brown Fuzzy Sticks was $0.77 at Walmart.  Googly eyes and pom poms are also super cheap and you can even buy those at your local dollar store.  Basically, you should be able to make 10-12 Reindeer for under $4 {probably less if you have some of these materials on hand}.

What’ll you need:

  • Brown fuzzy sticks {pipe cleaners}
  • candy canes
  • googly eyes
  • red pom poms {or brown or black}
  • hot glue


Tie one fuzzy stick around the candy cane leaving equal lengths on either end.  Fold each side in half and twist the fuzzy stick to secure.

 Cut another fuzzy stick in half.  Fold each end to the middle and twist.  Twist on to the existing antlers to secure.

Add googly eyes and a nose with hot glue or craft glue if you have time :)  We used a variety of pom poms and even beads for the nose.

Candy Cane Reindeer Craft Tutorial

My little reindeer have it GOOOOOD!  They’re currently lounging in a trough of Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips – YUM! 

Bryce was kind enough to point out that these Reindeer have only one leg…sometimes you just can’t win!

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  1. So cute!! I love them!

  2. I remember making these when I was in kindergarten. To cute.

  3. Oh, I love candy cane reindeer. They were my favorite craft as a child. Thanks for reminding me about them so I can make them with my daughter this year!

  4. Hi! Love the reindeer! BTW, your website looks very festive and beautiful!

  5. these are super cute – LOVE the eyes

  6. I needed a candy cane craft to do with my kids today and this is Perfect

  7. awww Trish this are just so adorable!!

  8. I loved to make these when I was little. I really like how you used larger eyes. They are too cute!

  9. Super cute idea!!! love your blog!!!! Come by to link if you are interested-

  10. These are so cute Trish! I have always loved making these too!!! So fun!!!!

    Visiting you today from the Made By You Monday Link Party!


  11. Haha, those are too cute! What a fun idea. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  12. These look so cute! I love the photos, and how you made an eye catching back drop. Also, your pictures come out so clear! How do you get such perfect photos? Any tips or can you tell us what camera and lens you use?

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