This is a reindeer candy dispenser that poops out tasty treats for you to eat!

When you push down on his head, an internal mechanism dispenses a small, measured amount of candy. It works especially well with hard-shell candies like M&Ms and Reeces.

My kids think it's HILARIOUS, but their mom just rolls her eyes because of all the jokes, sounds, and comments that go along with the dispensing of candy.

Read on to see how I made this!

Step 1: Material

I began with an 8-foot long, 4" wide by 3/4" thick pine board. I cut it into two 4-foot pieces, and used a band saw to rip one of these halves into two approximately 3/8" thick pieces.

There was quite a bit of trial and error involved with making this, but even so I've still got plenty of material left to make at least two or three more.

This is my favorite thing ever. I would make it poop mini tootsie rolls for my enjoyment. p.s. when are you going to finally come and work here. I demand it.
<p>Hey, I complied with your demand. Now I demand you come back!</p>
Make it a kitty.
<p>Done it. A bit rough and ready but it poops almonds and Grahams fish... Chocolate to come at Christmas. I used springs to keep the head up instead of rubber band. This could perish. The pusher needs some downward sloping to get the last little bits out but seems to work fine. The top loading action works well and the integration of legs makes the whole affair easier to get stable. This would work lovely with some nice wood like oak. </p>
<p>Nicely done! Thanks for posting the photos. </p><p>I like the back hatch for adding candy. That's a great idea!</p>
Couldn't you have put the hole some where else
Where would you recommend? <br><br>The whole idea is that it's gross and silly! :)
I LOVE THIS ONE!!!! Congratulations on winning !!!!
Wow, thanks!
Looks like something I would build! I love building dispensers of all types, its a bit of a challenge to get everything working correctly. Really cool project you got there!
Thank you! I had a lot of fun figuring it all out.
I love how the internal mechanism actually approximates the usual internal workings, minus the piston. <br> <br>Only one critique: Should be a unicorn, as they poop rainbows. It's a known fact! ;)
Then you have to fill it with Skittles.
This reindeer's mom was a unicorn.
I love it! I'm sooo gonna make one as a Christmas present for next year.
<p>Congrats!! Looks like a fun project. </p><p>I have so many questions, but I'll ask you a few:</p><p>1. How did you draw your pattern? Was the shape of the animal all in your head and you drew it free-hand, or did you trace an existing image? I ask because I'd like to transfer the technique to a bear.</p><p>2. Having in mind that I have almost no woodworking experience: What tool did you use to make the notches for the antlers and how did you keep them symmetrical so that you don't end up with one antler mounted lower that the other and then keep them at the same opposing angle?</p><p>3. What was the most challenging part of this project and how did you overcome that obstacle?</p>
<p>Hi there, did you ever manage to make a bear one? if so do you have any photos of it so I could give it a try.</p><p>regards Poppy Ann.</p>
<p>Great questions! Let me see if I can give you some good answers.</p><p>1. For the image I just did a google search, and drew it up based on what I saw. I didn't trace an image, but based it on a couple of decent side profile shots of caribou. I had to make various changes so the pattern would work in wood. For instance, the legs needed to be much more beefy proportionately than the real animal for instance. </p><p>2. For the notch, I made two parallel cuts about a 1/2" into the top of the head with a small pull saw, and used a chisel to chip out the ares between. For gluing the antlers equally... I just eyeballed it. They're pretty close, but probably not perfect.</p><p>3. Most challenging part? Probably designing it and getting it to work properly. I think I made at least 4 or 5 versions before I had one that worked how I wanted.</p><p>Hope that answered your questions sufficiently. Good luck as you attempt your onw! I'd love to see a photo when you get it done. </p>
<p>Excelente, Hello Poppy Ann, could you please send the pdf to me also? didakus8@gmai.com</p><p>Thanks!</p>
<p>Hahaha, brilliant xD<br>I'd love to make this in a Moose-version for a Swedish friend...</p>
<p>Haha this is hilarious! I wish I could poop candy x). It would be awesome if you could refill it through his mouth like he ate the candy. I would have liked to see some pattern templates of this though.</p>
<p>Thanks for posting, a nice xmas break thing to make..</p>
<p>cool and i am going to make it pink</p>
<p>cool and i am going to make it pink</p>
<p>Great &amp; cool idea! Waw!</p>
<p>this thing would be awesome if I had it</p>
<p>Hey guys I have made some vector plans of the reindeer. These have just been done and my Illustrator skills are not great so you may need to make some adjustments. The paper size is A3 so you can just print, stick and cut. I have made the legs integral to the body and instead of using a rubber band, which might perish, I will be using a spring against the head. I will upload images of the make soon. i.e. when I have done it...</p>
<p>Cool looking project! Do you have plans available for download?</p>
<p>Hey Poppy Anne, </p><p>Can I get the pdf too plz <br>thx</p><p>rock_ellen@hotmail.com </p>
<p>Hey Poppy Anne, </p><p>Can I get the pdf too plz <br>thx <br>thiago.gualchi@bol.com.br</p>
I love this, if I find the time I'm gonna try and make this for my baby cousins.
I was looking through my favorites and thought I do this for my next project and,Um, what happened to the rest of this instructable? I remember a picture of the disassembled reindeer a video and a drawing plan. Now all the middle stuff is gone what happened?
i was the same as you thinking i wanted to make this and noticed that most of the instructable was missing but i was lucky as i downloaded it last year, if you want i can email it to you as a pdf, just message me with your email address. <br> <br>regards Poppy Ann.
<p>Hello Poppy Ann, could you please send the pdf to me also? raheath@telus.net</p><p>Thanks!</p>
Dear Poppy Ann, could you please also send the pdf to me? <br>fiore_@hotmail.com. <br>THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
Poppy Ann, <br>Hi, <br>Can you please email me the pdf too? <br>Thanks, <br>tfique37@gmail.com
Hey Poppy Anne, <br>Can I get the pdf too plz <br>thx <br>jake.malpass@yahoo.com.au
Hi, Can you please email me the pdf too? <br> <br>victoras_h @ y a h oo. c om <br> <br>Thanks!
Cool foot
Cool teeth
Please, paste the photo with the horn fixing.
Very cool! Could be a Moose! But a Moose's legs are so long and antlers are immense, he would always be falling over. Just an idea I had! Maybe I'll try a prototype and let you know. Very nice job!
Thanks! If you get around to making one, be sure to post a photo here for me to see! Glad you liked this, thanks for the kind comment.
Very nice and quite clever. The only thing it is missing are poop sound effects. Now that would amuse the kids..... <br> <br>Good work.
The kids provide the poop sound effects themselves. That's half the fun! :)<br>
Looks awesome! I'm gonna do a rabbit instead... I think this will be my first wood project =) <br> <br>
Nice idea! You should do it. If you do, post a photo here to show it off.
This is great!

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