Candy cane crafts top the list in my house! They're easy, not too messy, and really cute - just take a look at the antlers on this reindeer holiday card!
Recreate the look of this handmade holiday card on your own and with your kiddies with the below tutorial. They make for a fun holiday craft to keep the kids busy and also are the perfect holiday greeting to give to a teacher, grandparents or friends.
Red, brown, white and black cardstock (8 x 11 inches)
Striped and holiday-themed scrapbook paper (complementary color to cardstock)
Scallop edge scissors
2 candy canes
1 red gumdrop
Step 1: Fold the red cardstock in half to make a card (Tip: Use a bone folder along the folded edge to make a nice flat crease).
Step 2: Fold the striped paper in half to make a card that is about 1/2-inch less in length and width than the red card. Trim along the striped card opening with scallop edge scissors. Slip the striped card onto the red card (refer to photo) and attach them together with double-stick tape.
Step 3: Cut out a reindeer head from the brown cardstock. Cut out his eyes from the white cardstock. Cut out his pupils and mouth outline using the black cardstock. Cut out the inside of his ears using holiday-themed scrapbook paper (Tip: Refer to our photo, a Christmas coloring book, or on line for a reindeer image to copy). Assemble the reindeer's features using double-stick tape or glue stick.
Step 4: Place the reindeer's head on top of the card to figure out where the candy cane antlers will look best. Lay the card on a flat surface and glue the candy canes on to the card. Use double-stick tape to attach the reindeer head on top of the candy canes. Glue the gumdrop on the reindeer's nose.
Step 5: Allow glue to dry completely before setting the card upright or mailing it. Deliver this card by hand or mail it in a padded enveloped and write "please hand stamp" on the outside to keep the candy canes from breaking.
Still have candy canes to craft with? We used our leftovers to make homemade holiday candy in the shape of a heart to give with our cards. They couldn't be simpler and are quite delish!
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