Kids with a little help from mom or Dad can make these little reindeer candy holder party favors quickly and easily. With just a few supplies (some of them recycled) they are created quickly. Make one or a few for gifts.
- Mini clothespins (2) 2”
- Paper cardboard tube from an aluminum foil or paper towel roll cut to 2 ½” long
- A thin strip of cork
- Mini cork
- Colored paper clip
- Sheer white fabric bag (sold in multiples at craft stores)
- Brown and black paint
- Small paintbrush
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Small wiggle eyes
- One small red pom-pm
- Candy for filling
- Scissors, wire cutters, Needle nosed pliers
- X-acto for cutting paper towel roll
- Small ribbon bow
First, cut your paper towel roll to the correct length. and take apart the mini clothespins.
Next, take apart the mini clothespins, and glue them onto the prepared paper towel roll piece so that it stands up.
Working with the small cork (head.), cut a piece of thin cork in an ear shape and glue it to the back of the cork (The thicker end) Now, glue the cork on the top of the paper roll with the shorter end facing out.
Cut the paper clip in half and twist each piece into a pleasing antler shape. Use a nail or pin to make a pilot hole in the top of the head and attach each antler with a little glue.
Paint the entire reindeer with brown paint. Paint the tips of each leg black for hoofs. Let dry.
Fill the sheer fabric bag with candy or small treats and insert it into the reindeer's body. Let the tied end show so it resembles a white tail.
To finish, glue on two eyes, a red pompom for a nose, and add a small bow under the chin. Your reindeer candy holder party favor is ready to bring smiles and sweetness to your guests.