Christmas Reindeer to Make from Marshmallows


Easy fun food activity that kids can make for Christmas or anytime during the winter. Made from marshmallows, stick pretzels and red licorice strings.

Items needed: 

  • Large Marshmallows
  • Stick Pretzels
  • Red Licorice strings
  • Cloves or gummy candies for eyes/tail


  1. Assemble Reindeer bodies by sliding a pretzel stick through two marshmallows, one from either end.
  2. Use 4 whole pretzel sticks for legs and a half of a pretzel stick for each antler.
  3. Fold a 1 inch piece of licorice string in half and insert into face of reindeer for a red nose.  We used cloves for eyes and the tail but you could use other things like gummy candies.
  4. Attach head with half of a pretzel stick and then tie a piece of red licorice around neck for decoration.
  5. Reindeer can be made to stand or sit, depending how persnickity your reindeer is that day!