The holidays are fast approaching and there is no better way to package a sweet treat than with this adorable Candy Cane Reindeer Craft. A quick and easy no-sew project to make with the kiddos in just about 30 minutes with limited supplies. Perfect for classmates, neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. An ideal stocking stuffer or gift tag for all those last-minute presents.
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Reindeer Candy Cane Craft
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Here's what you need to make Candy Cane Reindeer
- Kunin® Classic™ Felt Craft Cuts 9” by 12” – Red, Copper Canyon, Walnut
- Candy Canes – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Straight Pins
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Scissors, Small Detail
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- CANDY CANE REINDEER PATTERNS – download at the bottom of this post ⇓
Here's how to create Reindeer with Candy Cane Antlers
To begin the Candy Cane Reindeer Craft, gather all supplies. Kunin® Classic™ Felt Craft Cuts are 9″ by 12″ sheets that are perfect for all of your crafting needs. Download, print, and cut out the CANDY CANE REINDEER PATTERS at the bottom of this post ⇓ Pin the reindeer head onto Copper Canyon and Walnut Felt, cutting out two patterns for each treat.
Pin the reindeer nose to Red, Copper Canyon, and Walnut Felt, then cut out with scissors. You can also trace the patterns onto the felt with a black marker. Remember to cut inside the traced lines for a clean, finished project.
To create the reindeer face, attach the nose and two wiggle eyes with a glue gun and glue sticks. You can use liquid craft glue for this project but you will have to wait for it to dry. I recommend E6000 Fabri-Fuse Liquid Fabric Glue because it works great with felt.
Run a line of glue around the perimeter of the reindeer, leaving the space between the ears open. Attach the front layer to the back layer, lining up the edges. This creates a pocket for the candy canes to be inserted into. If there is any overlapping of the felt, just trim the excess with scissors.
The round candy canes tend to slip and slide inside the felt pocket, so my super secret tip is to glue the candy canes together. A dot of glue from the glue gun at the top and bottom is enough to secure them in place. Just make sure the plastic wrappers are still in place when completing this step – LOL! I love that these candy canes are 12 for $1.25 at Dollar Tree.
Slide the candy canes inside the reindeer's head pocket and they instantly become the antlers! Personalize this sweet treat with a gift tag and ribbon, or customize a message on the back with 3D fabric paint.
Download the Free Candy Cane Reindeer Patterns Here:
Quick and Easy Candy Cane Reindeer
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