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Car Reindeer Hack! Light it up with LEDs and Bike Lights

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Turn your car into a two ton reindeer and delight children and adults alike! Click on the video to see it in action!

My son wanted a nose and antlers that would glow so here is our hack for a glowing reindeer car.

 
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Step 1: Gather the Stuff You Will Need

What you will need:

  • Reindeer Car set (includes antlers and nose) I purchased mine at a local dollar store for about eight dollars.
  • Velcro
  • Clear tape
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Red thread
  • Scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread
  • LED lights in colors of your choosing (At least ten would be good)
  • Red bike light
  • CR2032 or CR2016Batteries

Step 2: Let It Rip!

Use the seam ripper to open up the nose

Hold the bike light up to the nose to see how much of the seam you need to rip. You do not want to rip more than you need since the material is stretchy. Rip about 1/2 inch less than the length of the bike light.

Doesn't it look like a creature with a mouth once it is opened?

Step 3: Pull Out the Stuffing

Getting ready to sew in the velcro.

Take out all of the stuffing and set it aside.

Step 4: Cut the Velcro

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Determine how much Velcro you will need to close the seam you just ripped open by placing the Velcro on the nose

Round the corners at the top to keep the round shape

Step 5: Sew in the Velcro

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Line up the Velcro strips and sew the Velcro in by whatever method you want.

I had my machine handy so I used it!

Sew all around the entire Velcro strip, not just the top or the bottom of the strip. Remember, you want the bike light to be secure!

Step 6: Stuff the Nose and Place the Light Inside

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Place the stuffing back in the nose and place the red bike light on top of the stuffing pointing out.

The nose is done!