Craft Fair Goodies: Mini Reindeer & a Penguin

These little guys were too fun to make. I used mini-Hershey bars. I sold them for 75 cents each & they sold out!

These were not my idea. I pulled inspiration from multiple places online. For some reason, I only made one penguin (I pulled the idea from HERE). I found they just took too much time, if I am being honest. The reindeer were much easier to put together.

To make the antlers, I drew them in my Silhouette software & cut them out all at once. I’ve seen people use the Stampin Up Snowflake punch, but I don’t own that punch so I improvised. The nose is just a 1″ circle adhered with foam adhesive. Add some googly eyes & you’re all set! (I used liquid glue to adhere all the pieces – holds up nice & firm)

If you did want to make the penguin, I used the Stampin Up heart & small oval punch to make his face, nose arms & belly. The hat was a circle cut in half with another circle for the pom pom. Pretty easy to do, just requires more time & assembly.


  1. I was admiring these in your photos, I am so glad you posted a close-up and the instructions. Thank-you !

  2. Love the penguin, the reindeer’s are cute too!

  3. So cute!!!

  4. Love all your stuff and these reindeer are too cute! Would love to make some for my kids to share with friends. Could you share the silhouette file for a price?

  5. LOVE these so cute!!

    Natasha xx

  6. I totally love these and I am going to try all of them. Thank you so much for posting this!

  7. I stumbled across your blog a couple of weeks ago when I was looking for reindeer food ideas for a fundraiser and I have been so inspired by your lovely work, thank you!

  8. I saw these posted on pinterest and loved them. I am looking for some craft ideas for school and these were so cute. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

  9. Very cute idea! I am your newest follower. I’d love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)

  10. How do you draw with your silhouette? I have one but don’t know about the drawing feature.

    • @Jennifer – there should be a toolbar with basic shapes like rectangles, squares, etc. I used rectangles & the welding tool to make a shape that I wanted. Try googling YouTube for Silhouette tutorials. I know Kristina Werner has done some…

  11. Very cute. Love the idea. :)

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  13. I love these! Would you submit this to the Make and Takes spotlight page? I would love for you to share these with the M+T readers!

  14. I really like those reindeers. They are adorable. I made one myself…. You can check it out on my Blog and, of course, I linked back to your post. Thanks for posting this wonderful idea.
    Greetings from Germany
    Here is the link to the post:

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