If you are looking for a last-minute gift idea that kids can make and gift this holiday season that uses mostly scrap materials (and a big bag of lollipops), then I’ve got the perfect one.
How to Make Reindeer Lollipops
What you need:
- scrap paper or card stock in brown, grey and/or black – it doesn’t matter if it’s not the same, as you can see different textures and patterns are fun to work with.
- red lollipop
- googly eyes
- scissors and an X-ACTO knife
Begin by drawing an oval shape on the back of a piece of paper and cut it out. It doesn’t need to be perfect and no two reindeer have to look alike and if they are more round, or even heart-shaped then that’s perfectly fine too, just remember you need to cut two identical shaped pieces per lollipop (a front and a back).
Next, draw a circle in the middle of just the front piece and cut it out … adults may need to help here especially if using the X-ACTO knife for cutting.
Now, draw the antlers – as you can see, none of mine look alike. Glue them into place on the inside of the back piece of the reindeer’s head.
Glue the front piece over the top, allowing space at the bottom (about 2 inches) for the lollipop to be inserted between the two pieces of card.
Glue on your googly eyes. Set aside to dry completely, otherwise the front piece may start lifting off the back as you are putting the lollipop inside.
Once completely dry, pop your lollipop in to make Rudolph’s nose.