Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rudolph, the red-nosed ...

Candy Cane ... had a very shiny ... pom pom?

Okay, so we all know I'm not exactly politically correct. This is a super easy craft for kids. My boys like super easy crafts. The other day Nathan attempted to cut out and sew together a shirt for his GI Joe. I kept saying, "Nathan, sewing is hard. There's a lot more to it than stitching fabric together." He worked on it for about 15 minutes and finally said, "You're right, it is hard." So, when it comes to crafts with boys, I've found the easier, the better!

We've seen Candy Cane Reindeer in most of our craft books and online, so they're nothing new. This particular one was featured in a Bible Christmas curriculum we're doing this month. It features the symbols of Christmas and talked about candy canes yesterday. So, we made the little reindeer pictured here. It's not the best picture, but you get the idea. The boys had gone to bed, so I had to hold them up while I took the picture. It's super simple though, so this is something little kids can do.

All you need is a candy cane, a pipe cleaner, 2 googly eyes, small pom-pom, and a ribbon. We added bells on ours, but you don't have to. We also used Tacky glue, but you can use a hot glue gun if you want faster results. As you can see, the boys and I made each of ours different. We used different sized noses, eyes, and even did our antlers in different ways. Whatever you want to do works for this one. It's a really simple craft and kids love this one. The best part is that you can rip it apart after Christmas, eat the candy cane, and recycle the craft materials for next year!


  1. They may be super simple, but they are cute as can be!

  2. Cool!! They look really great and they are so cute :-)

  3. These are great...we've made them a couple of times at the complex with the kids...simple and no mess...just the kind of craft I like to do...grin...

  4. Those are adorable!


  5. Very cute Rena... and very super easy! I actually made these with my kids too - except we didn't have brown pipe cleaners so Ryan named our reindeer "rainbow reindeer" Still cute though!