You Need

  • battery-operated tea light
  • 2 small wiggle eyes
  • 6-inch length of narrow ribbon
  • permanent markers—red and black
  • variety of colors of card stock
  • green pompons (if making snowman)
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors
  • pencil


  1. Hot glue the ends of the ribbon together to the back of the tea light to form a loop for hanging the ornament.
  2. Hot glue the wiggle eyes to the top of the light above the bulb (nose).
  3. To make ear muffs, cut a strip of card stock and hot glue the ends so it lays across the top of the head. Hot glue a pompon to each end of the paper strip to make muffs where the ears would be.
  4. To make reindeer horns, draw a simple horn shape on card stock and cut it out. Use this horn as a pattern to cut a second horn. Hot glue the horns to the back of the tea light.
  5. Use permanent markers to draw a mouth and add color to the cheeks.