Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids – Candy Cane Reindeer

by | Dec 18, 2016 | 0 comments

Our family loves a great Christmas Craft!  Every year we make dozens of these adorable and super easy Candy Cane Reindeer!

These cute reindeer have can be used for many purposes:

  • Bonding with you kids while making this fun craft
  • Using them to decorate your tree.  (They make great ornaments)
  • Creative name tags on top of gifts.
  • This handmade Candy Cane Reindeer makes an ordinary Christmas card extra special when taped on top.

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Christmas Craft

Candy Cane Reindeer Directions


christmas-craft-supplies-needed to make a reindeer laid out on the table

Supplies Needed for your Christmas Craft:

  1. Tacky Glue
  2. Scissors
  3. Candy Canes
  4. Small Red Pompoms
  5. Red Curling Ribbon
  6. Brown Pipecleaners
  7. Small Google Eyes

Christmas Craft Step 1:

  • Cut the brown pipe cleaner in 1/2.
  • Then take 1 1/2 and cut it in half again.  (At this point you should have 3 pieces all together2- 1/4s and 1-1/2)
  • Take the large piece and wrap it around candy cane (should be in the center, and sides should be even)
  • Take the smaller pipe cleaner and center it in the middle of one of the sides of the pipe cleaner you have on the candy cane.
  • Repeat step on the other side.
  • Now bend all ends of the pipe cleaners to resemble antlers.

christmas-craft-step-1 pipe cleaner antlers on candy cane

Christmas Craft Step 2: 

  • Glue on the google eyes.  I like to put them close together.

Christmas Craft step 2 glue on google eyes on candy cane reindeer that has brown pipe cleaner antlers

Christmas Craft Step 3:

  • Glue on the red nose
    Christmas crafts step 3 glue on red nose. candy cane has brown antlers, red nose, and google eyes


Christmas Craft Step 4:

  • Tie a red ribbon around candy cane as a bow around neck
  • You can use curling ribbon, lace, or any fabric you would like.
  • You can also use this to affix to presents as a name tag.  Or Tape them on top of a Christmas card.  Or even use this Christmas craft as a decoration on your Christmas tree!


christmas-craft-reindeer made out of a candy cane and pipe cleaners, google eyes, and pom pom nose

I really hope you enjoy making this Christmas Craft: Candy Cane Reindeer with your Children!

Here are a few other holiday crafts you may be interested in…

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