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Reindeer Treat Bags

Reindeer Treat Bags

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One of my favorite crafts as a child was using beads and pipe cleaners to make “Candy Canes” to hang on the Christmas Tree.

I made dozens, and still have many of them that I use every year as an adult.

I saw a craft similar to this at a craft fair recently, and it inspired me to pick up some pipe cleaners and other supplies at my local Hobby Lobby to see if I could make something like this to send for a class party for older elementary age kids.

This is what I came up with – and it was a huge hit!

Reindeer Treat Bags

Reindeer Treat Bags Materials Needed:

Tulle (Use rectangle tulle from a roll or tulle precut circles)

Red and Tan (or brown) Pipe Cleaners

M&M’s in Red and Green (or your favorite mix of candies in holiday colors)

Googly eyes

Red Pom Poms

Silver Bells

Glue

Scissors

Small clear hair elastics

Optional: Clear treat bags or sandwich bags

Reindeer Treat Bags

Place candies in treat bags.

Cut tulle to 16” and wrap under and back up the treat bag.

(You may use pre cut tulle circles instead.)

Secure the bag and tulle closed with a clear hair elastic.

Cut excess off.

Reindeer Treat Bags

To form the reindeer head, fold a tan pipe cleaner in half.

Twist 1 ½ inches from the point to create a loop.

To form the antlers, wrap the excess of the two ends around a pencil.

Reindeer Treat Bags

To create the neck, take another tan pipe cleaner and cut it in half.

Wrap one of the pieces over the section where the head and antlers meet and then twist to secure it.

Continue to twist the remainder of that piece together the rest of the way.

Reindeer Treat Bags

Place a large dab of glue in the center of the top of head right beneath where the antlers meet.

Add two googly eyes.

Place another dab of glue at the bottom tip of the reindeer head, and add a red pom pom for the nose.

Press the neck through the top of the tulle/treat bag.

Adjust antlers and head if necessary.

Reindeer Treat Bags

To form the legs and hooves, cut a tan pipe cleaner in half.

Fold the end 1 ½ inches from the bottom and twist up onto the pipe cleaner to create a small triangle.

Bend the triangle up to complete the hooves.

Reindeer Treat Bags

Lastly, cut 4 inches of red pipe cleaner for the collar.

Simply thread on 3 silver bells and secure it on the reindeer neck by twisting the back to create a circle.

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Yield: 12

Reindeer Treat Bags

Reindeer Treat Bags
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • Tulle (Use rectangle tulle from a roll or tulle pre-cut circles)
  • Red and Tan (or brown) Pipe Cleaners
  • M&M’s in Red and Green (or your favorite mix of candies in holiday colors)
  • Googly eyes
  • Red Pom Poms
  • Silver Bells
  • Glue
  • Small clear hair elastics
  • Optional: Clear treat bags or sandwich bags

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

   
Place candies in treat bags. Cut tulle to 16” and wrap under and back up the treat bag. (You may use pre cut tulle circles instead.)

Secure the bag and tulle closed with a clear hair elastic.

Cut excess off.

  
To form the reindeer head, fold a tan pipe cleaner in half.

Twist 1 ½ inches from the point to create a loop.

    
To form the antlers, wrap the excess of the two ends around a pencil.

     
To create the neck, take another tan pipe cleaner and cut it in half.

Wrap one of the pieces over the section where the head and antlers meet and then twist to secure it.

Continue to twist the remainder of that piece together the rest of the way.

    
Place a large dab of glue in the center of the top of head right beneath where the antlers meet.

Add two googly eyes.

    
Place another dab of glue at the bottom tip of the reindeer head, and add a red pom pom for the nose.

  
Press the neck through the top of the tulle/treat bag.

Adjust antlers and head if necessary.

 
To form the legs and hooves, cut a tan pipe cleaner in half.

Fold the end 1 ½ inches from the bottom and twist up onto the pipe cleaner to create a small triangle.

Bend the triangle up to complete the hooves.

  
Lastly, cut 4 inches of red pipe cleaner for the collar.

Simply thread on 3 silver bells and secure it on the reindeer neck by
twisting the back to create a circle.



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These are a few items I find helpful when preparing these Reindeer Treat Bags in my own home:

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Deb Pelletier

Saturday 21st of December 2019

A fun idea for the kids, they would love it.

stacey mccrary

Saturday 21st of December 2019

They're so cute. I made them for daughters class party this year! forgot to get pics. the kids loved them.

Karen Puleski

Saturday 21st of December 2019

Thank you for sharing, I love to hear that kids enjoy the projects :) Thinking of creating some contests for the upcoming year for those that make and share pictures of my recipes and crafts ;)

Wanda B

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Super cute little craft!

Soozle (Suzie B)

Tuesday 17th of December 2019

These are so cute! They'd make a perfect kids craft!

Sandy Klocinski

Monday 16th of December 2019

These are so awesome! Something fun to do with the kids.

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