Candy Cane Reindeer {Easy Kids Craft Ornament}

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Do you have a favorite craft this time of year? One of mine is candy cane reindeer! It’s a great Christmas craft to do with the kids and they love them!!
I featured these a couple of year’s ago in a post about a whole bunch of homemade ornaments, but I love them so much that I thought they deserved their own post! Candy cane reindeer bring back fond mem­o­ries of mak­ing them with my grand­par­ents as a kid! Their church used to have a special night they took me to & I vividly remember making candy cane reindeer with them there. In fact, up until a couple of years ago (when the candy canes finally broke), I still had some of the reindeer I had made with them as a kid!
To make your candy cane reindeer, you need some candy canes, brown pipe clean­ers, pom-poms, googly eyes, any other embell­ish­ments you’d like (bows, bells, etc.), and hot glue. If your kids are too young to make these all by them­selves (like mine), then get out all the sup­plies and let your kid­dos make choices about the rein­deer’s look. They can choose what size/color nose, what kind of antlers, and what other embellishments to add, like bows or bells, etc.
Big Brother is quite in to the original Rudolph movie. So, we made “Rudolph & Clarice”.  But, now they’re beging to make all of Santa’s reindeer so I think we might end up with a tree full of these guys! 🙂 Fun!
Do YOU have any family favorite Christmas crafts?
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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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