You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen ... but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? Maybe it's the one you're going to craft using one of our how-tos for cards, decorations, and toys for the kids.
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Baking gingerbread men? Here's a new twist on your holiday baking tradition: Turn those figures upside down and they magically become merry reindeer faces. Enlist your little helpers to decorate the face, ears, and antlers with edible adornments like melted chocolate chips, sanding sugar, gumdrops, and other candy.
All handmade cards are special, but there's something about these that have an extra pop! Create a pop-up card featuring a pair of reindeer and a patch of glitter that mimics the wintry forest floor.
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Looking for a stocking stuffer? There are only two things needed to turn a stuffed animal like this one into a red-nosed Rudolph.
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Take inspiration from a longtime MSLO staffer's holiday tradition. Hannah Milman, executive editorial director of crafts and holiday, makes these adorable reindeer from the trimmings of Christmas trees. Not only do they fill your home with the aromas of a fresh tree, they can be personalized with teeny-tiny ornaments, bows, yarn, or whatever makes your home twinkle and shine.
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These tiny deer are surprisingly simple. All you need are three materials to make them -- pipe cleaners, glue, and red beads. They make the perfect addition to any winter scene. Collected together, all they need is a sleigh to pull.
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Look, it's Prancer practically jumping out from the paper! Holiday cheer is easily spread with this one-of-a-kind holiday card, designed by pop-up book artists Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart.
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Stick these in your drinks, desserts, and anywhere else you might want to see a smiling face.