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Candy Cane Reindeer

Turning a plain candy cane into a cute reindeer is a simple Good Thing to get you and your family in the holiday spirit.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2007


  • Candy cane

  • Brown felt

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Nontoxic glue

  • Brown or red craft pom-pom

  • Black felt

  • Hole punch

  • Rustic floral wire


  1. Download and print reindeer template. Place template on brown felt and trace face and ears; cut them out.

  2. Apply face and ears to candy cane using nontoxic glue. Attach craft pom-pom for the nose using nontoxic glue. If making a Rudolph candy cane, use a red pom-pom; otherwise, use brown.

  3. Make eyes by punching two dots out of black felt using a hole punch. Glue black dots to face. Let dry for 15 minutes.

  4. Twist rustic floral wire to make antlers. Attach antlers by twisting around top of candy cane. Twist one small piece onto each side of the main antlers to make branches.

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