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Candy Cane Reindeer

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. I mean, nothing REALLY say’s christmas like a good ole Reindeer in your soft drink. To top it off we have “killer” antlers. Fa reel, I mean deadly. Rememebr? My trusty rusty wire? HAHA!

Tools and Materials
Reindeer template
Candy cane
Brown felt or Brown paper (which is what jaderbomb used)
Pencil
ScissorsHot glue gun
Brown or red craft pom-pom
Black felt
Hole punch
Rustic floral wire (remember? Trusty Rusty Wire) HAHA

Here are some other AWESOME reindeer crafts: 

Reindeer Pop-Up Card   Making Figures: Reindeer  Reindeer Holiday Coasters

Here are some reindeer materials for you party!!!

Martha Stewart Reindeer Cello Treat Bags 8-Pack   Martha Stewart Craft Deer Family Window Cling

Martha Stewart Reindeer Figurines 

Reindeer Facts

Reindeer have different functions in different cultures. The larger-than-life holiday identity of reindeer likely originated from their ability to pull a heavy sleigh around their arctic homes.  Today, reindeer are mainly used in the United States and around the world to demonstrate the link between humans and animals and the environment. Their antlers are made up of the fastest growing tissue in the animal kingdom, growing up to an inch a day. Made of bone, reindeer antlers can grow within only a few weeks of birth. WOW. Reindeer are the only species of deer where both sexes have antlers, although only male reindeer develop a brow shovel, which they use to clear snow and ice off of grass.

Check above for the template. I was already giddy and happy when I saw this template.

Place template on brown felt or brown paper and trace face and ears; cut them out.

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

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.

She’s coming togetherrrrrererererrer (i was singing that) haha

Look FOLKS it’s out HANDY DANDY TRUSTY RUSTY WIRE!!!  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.

OH MY BAJEZZERS. I WANNA EAT THESE BABIES.

LAWD! If you these these are not scrumptious looking then you CUH-RAZY! I can’t believe this is 98! It’s the year I GRADUATED {{teehehehe I shouldn’t of said that}} Check Martha out here!

Check out Martha’s original craft HERE and you can purchase Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts here!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO  (me on the show!)

 

 Click HERE to read all about it!!!

 IF YOU DECIDE TO DO ANY OF THE CRAFTS, SHOOT ME AN EMAIL AND I WILL ATTACH  IT TO THE POST WITH A LINK THAT GOES STRAIT TO YOUR BLOG!  IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG JUST EMAIL IT TO ME AND I WILL PUT IT UP!!!!
JADE@JADERBOMB.COM
Thanks to Martha Stewart crafts for sponsoring me with craft supplies!
 
Resources
Special thanks to Jim Knox of Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo for sharing these interesting reindeer facts. See more of Jim Knox on “Jim Knox’s Wild Zoofari,” a live-action wildlife series airing on PBS that teaches kids about wildlife conservation. The reindeer seen on today’s show are from Santa’s Workshop, a theme park in North Pole, New York.
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