My son wanted a nose and antlers that would glow so here is our hack for a glowing reindeer car.
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Music: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
Step 1: Gather the Stuff You Will Need
- Reindeer Car set (includes antlers and nose) I purchased mine at a local dollar store for about eight dollars.
- Clear tape
- Pipe cleaners
- Red thread
- 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!
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
Take out all of the stuffing and set it aside.
Step 4: Cut the Velcro
Round the corners at the top to keep the round shape
Step 5: Sew in the Velcro
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
The nose is done!