My husband showed up with candy canes the other day, and I remembered how much fun it was to create reindeer candy canes when I was a little girl. I told my kids about it, and they were really interested in making them as decorations.
There are different ways to create these, but I am a firm believer in using what you have (frugal mind). Also, you can make them on the hook of the candy cane or on the back. We did both.
All you need for this craft is:
- full size candy canes (unopened)
- piece of white construction paper
- glue (non-toxic)
- hole punch
- red and brown fuzzy sticks AKA pipe cleaners
- black pen
You can also use pre-made wiggle eyes and red poms poms for the nose.
To make these, I cut a brown pipe cleaner in half, twisted the half around the top of the candy cane, and formed that into antlers. I then cut a small piece of the red pipe cleaner off, formed that into a small circle, and glued it on as the nose. Finally, I used the hole punch to make 2 eyes, I drew black circles in the middle of each, and glued those on the base of the antlers. I then hung it up to dry.
I left this up as an example for my 6-year-old, and he was able to assemble this on his own. This was so easy to make, and my son wants to keep doing it over and over. I am like “Have at it!”
This definitely brings back memories for me. I hope you and your family have fun creating it and make new special memories together.