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These simple reindeer treat cups are a fun and easy DIY gift idea kids can make (or you can make them for kids!).

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reindeer treat cup craft for kids

Do you know somebody who’d like a yummy Reindeer treat cup? They’re super easy to make.

We’ve used a hot glue gun to stick it together, but if you’re working with kids use a low temp hot glue gun or even tacky craft glue instead for safety. The only part which really needs the hot glue is the pom pom nose, so if you’re using tacky craft glue you could replace this with a red dot sticker or a hand-drawn nose. They would still look just as cute.

easy reindeer treat cup craft for kids

You can fill the treat cup with whatever you like. Nuts, sweets, chocolates, whatever. 

I put together a mix of caramel popcorn, chocolate maltesers, and mini marshmallows for our treat cups.

How to make reindeer treat cups

You will need

  • Paper cups in a brown or earth colour
  • Construction paper in brown and a lighter shade of brown for the ears
  • White card stock
  • Small pom poms
  • Cello bags for your treat mix, or just use pre wrapped sweets if you prefer
  • Bakers twine
  • Black marker
  • Scissors

How to

  1. Draw a circle for the muzzle on brown paper and cut it out.
  2. Fold a small piece of brown paper in half and draw an ear shape on it. Cut it out to get two matching ears.
  3. Fold a piece of lighter brown paper in half and draw an inner ear shape and gut it out. Glue on top of the larger ear shapes.
  4. Fold a piece of white card stock in half and draw an antler shape. Cut it out to get two matching antlers.
  5. Draw two eyes with thick black marker and cut them out.
  6. Glue the pieces into place with your hot glue gun (or tacky craft glue).
  7. Glue the pom pom nose on and draw a smile on the face.
  8. Place a cello bag inside the cup and fill with treat mix.
  9. Tie the cello bag with a piece of bakers twine.

reindeer treat cup steps

treat mix and reindeer treat cup

finished reindeer treat cups without the treats

And there you have it, a quick, cute and yummy DIY gift.

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