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Reindeer pudding cups: an easy Christmas class gift idea

Looking for an easy, inexpensive, edible Christmas class gift idea?! Here’s how to make reindeer pudding cups!

Christmas comes with many, many to-do list items, and one of them might be gifts for kids at your kids school.

These types of gifts are by no means necessary but they are pretty common at my kids preschool and so I definitely wanted to do gifts for the students.

It’s very important to me that gifts be non-junky. No plastic things to crunch under my feet at night.

I love edible gifts because kids enjoy them, eat them, then toss the trash and there’s no junk left behind. Another great edible Christmas class gift are these reindeer noses treats!

Reindeer pudding cups

This year I decided to make reindeer pudding cups. They are a great inexpensive gift idea or party favor for a Christmas party!

Just decorate store bought pudding cups with common craft supplies to make these easy Rudolph pudding cups!

Required to give food that is sealed and store bought? You can still craft this Reindeer Mason Jar Christmas Craft and fill it with a pre-packaged candy or treat!


Want an even easier class Christmas gift idea? Get my Christmas playdoh gift tag printable!

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Reindeer pudding cups

Supplies needed for Reindeer pudding cups

  • chocolate pudding cups – 1 per kid
  • googly eyes
  • red pom poms
  • brown cardstock
  • cricut or scissors
  • hot glue gun + glue sticks
  • white round sticker or label
Reindeer pudding cups

How to make Reindeer Christmas pudding cups

STEP 1: cut antlers

Cut antlers out of card stock. You could do as 1 piece or 2. I did 2 pieces and cut them out on my cricut – just an antler shape out of the cricut library, sized to 2.5 inches wide.

STEP 2: hot glue

Use hot glue to attach antlers, eyes, and pom pom nose to the base of the pudding cup.

My 4 year old loved helping and picking wacky eye combinations for the cups. He had specific eyes he wanted specific kids in his class to get.

sticker on the bottom of Reindeer pudding cups

STEP 3: add sticker

I used a circle label to write Merry Christmas, love Luke + Rory and stick to the lid of each cup. This is optional but a nice touch!

Reindeer pudding cups in a cardboard box

That’s it – super quick and easy and a great edible Christmas gift.


How to make reindeer pudding cups

Yield: 1 pudding cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Estimated Cost: $10-20

These reindeer pudding cups are easy to make and the perfect consumable class Christmas gift or party favor.


  • Pudding cups
  • Googly eyes
  • Red pom poms
  • Brown cardstock
  • White labels


  • Hot glue gun
  • Cricut or scissors


  1. Cut antler shapes out of cardstock. You can use a cricut or cut by hand.
  2. Use hot glue to attach eyes, nose, and antlers to each putting cup.
  3. Write a message on the label and stick on the lid of each cup.

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