This easy reindeer candy holder is a fun and quick craft made with simple supplies and can be put together in less than 30 minutes. And this candy, lollipop, or chocolate holder is just the cutest!
If you have some colored construction paper, a glue stick, a pencil, markers, and scissors, you are well on your way to making this adorable holiday paper craft. We added a cute little red pompom for a nose to make it extra festive.
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Paper Reindeer Candy Holder Craft
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I love to comb through the craft bin and come up with ways to use what I have. After checking my extensive paper inventory, I sketched out this adorable reindeer candy holder.
Winter break can be a a time filled with “I’m Bored.” This easy cut and paste craft can be a fun way to make an easy gift for a friend and even the little ones can make their own candy holders.
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This Easy Paper Candy Holder Is a Perfect Craft
This cut and paste craft is easy and will cost only pocket change to make. The kids would have a blast making several of these cute free candy holders.
Our reindeer candy holder uses simple supplies and they are kid-friendly, virtually all kids can make this candy holder! The younger ones might need a little help from a grown-up.
If you are hosting a holiday party with kids or are planning a classroom craft time for the holidays, this would be a good activity. You can even precut the shapes for the younger children.
This reindeer candy holder craft is super versatile. You can use it as a table placeholder, a gift tag, a stocking stuffer, a gift, or an ornament for your tree.
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Tips for Making a Reindeer Candy Holder
- Because there are hardly any small areas to cut, a standard pair of craft scissors are perfect for this project. For the little hands in the group, a grown-up may need to cut more intricate pieces like the ears and antlers.
- A craft glue stick is best for this project, but you are welcome to use white school glue if that is what you have. Use a small amount of glue to avoid seepage. Allow extra drying time.
- If you don’t have any construction paper, look in the craft supplies for some colored medium card stock or craft foam. Those materials would work quite well for this paper craft for kids, too. Foam glue is available at all craft stores.
Supplies for Making a Paper Reinder Candy Holder Craft
Below are the supplies I used to make a reindeer candy holder. Before heading to the craft or dollar store, check your craft bin to see what you have on hand. For suggestions on making with younger children, read the tips area above.
- Dark Brown, light brown, and flesh-colored paper
- Brown and black marker
- Red pom pom
- Eyeshadow or blush
- Glue stick or craft glue
- Reindeer candy holder template
How to Make an Easy Reindeer Candy Holder
Each step for this craft is detailed below to make it easy to follow. If you would rather have a printable how-to, scroll down and select the print button.
Print and cut out the free candy holder pattern template.
Trace the body and ears of the reindeer onto light brown paper.
Using scissors cut out the reindeer’s body and ears.
Trace the reindeer’s face and belly on flesh-colored paper.
Using scissors cut out the face and ears of the reindeer.
Trace the antlers of the reindeer on the dark brown paper.
Using scissors cut out the reindeer’s antlers.
Glue the face, belly, antlers, and ears onto the reindeer’s body.
Using a brown marker, color the hooves on the hands and feet.
Glue the red pom pom on for the nose.
Using the black marker, draw the mouth, eyes, and eyebrows onto the reindeer’s face.
As an optional step, use eyeshadow or blush and a Q-tip to make cheeks on the reindeer’s face.
Bend the reindeer’s hands, put the candy in, and glue the hands around it.
Notes on Making a Reindeer Christmas Candy Holder
- If you don’t have or prefer not to use your eye shadow or blush for the cheeks, you can use a pink or red crayon or marker.
- To ensure the hands hold tight to the candy, you may want to consider using a glue dot or a bit of hot glue for that one area.
- If sending this craft to school for a classroom project, print enough copies of the template for all the kids.
More Kid’s Holiday Crafts You May Like
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- Paper Straw Christmas Tree Ornaments: Grab your kiddo and go through the craft bin for the supplies to make this super easy ornament. This craft for kids can come together in just 15 minutes.
- Snowman Mason Jar: If your kiddo is saying “I’m bored”, this cute little snowman is just the remedy as a winter break boredom buster. You need about 30 minutes and some craft supplies and you will have the cutest addition to your winter decor collection.
- Farm Truck Kids Paper Craft: If your kids love paper crafting like mine, this easy-to-make holiday farm truck is just what you need. Imagine how cute it would look on your Christmas tree!
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