Reindeer Juice Pouches: Cute Christmas Drinks for Kids

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It’s the season for holiday parties! And whether you’re this year’s room mother in charge of planning the class Christmas party or are hosting a family-friendly get-together at your house, you’re going to need some fun Christmas drinks for kids. These adorable reindeer juice boxes are perfect for any holiday celebration and are a great simple Christmas craft!

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Cute Christmas drinks for kids

In addition to being a cute way to dress up a popular kid’s drink, these adorable Christmas drinks for kids also make a great craft. And they’re easy enough for your kids to help with, which means you can spend some quality time together putting together drinks for the class party.

We made these drinks for my older son’s class Christmas party and they were a big hit! I’m sure the kids in your kid’s class will love them just as much!

Easy Christmas Drinks for Kids

The thing I love most about this craft is how easy it is to make. And your kids are sure to love drinking them because what kid would say no to a juice box?

Cover the juice with paper

To make these Christmas drinks for kids, you’ll need:

  • Juice boxes or pouches
  • Brown construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Red pom poms
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue

First, remove the straw from the juice box and set it aside. Then, measure the height of the juice box and cut the brown construction paper to fit. I used Capri Suns for these reindeer juice boxes, and I cut each piece of brown paper to be 5.5 inches tall.

Attach straw to back of juice box

After wrapping the juice boxes with paper, secure each end of the paper with tape. I wanted it to be easy for the kids to remove the paper from the juice pouch if they were having trouble getting the straw in (more on that later), so I used tape on this step. After taping the ends, attach the straw to the back of the juice box with a piece of tape.

Attach eyes and nose

Flip the juice box over and attach two googly eyes and a red pom pom for the nose on the front. I used hot glue for this step to ensure the face is glued on well.

Make antlers for Christmas drink for kids

Set the juice box aside for a second and grab your pipe cleaners to make the antlers. Start by cutting one pipe cleaner in half. Take one half and bend it into a “V” shape, so that both sides of the V are even.

Make antlers with pipe cleaner

Then, grab the other half of the brown pipe cleaner and cut it in half again. Wrap a smaller piece of pipe cleaner around each end of the V to create antlers. To figure out how many pipe cleaners you’ll need to make enough Christmas drinks for all the kids in the class, one pipe cleaner makes on pair of antlers. I made 24 juice boxes, so I used 24 brown pipe cleaners.

Attach antlers to juice box

Finally, attach the antlers to the back of the juice pouch, under the brown paper. It’s important to attach the antlers to the back of the pouch for two reasons. First, gluing them to the front will block the hole for the straw, making it difficult for the kids to put the straw in the drink. And adding glue to the front of the pouch will cause the paper to cover the straw hole.

Questions About Making Christmas Juice Pouches

Finished Christmas drinks for kids

These cute Christmas drinks for kids are so easy to make! Keep reading if you have questions about this cute Christmas craft:

How do the kids drink the juice?

If you’re using juice pouches like Capri Sun, you may be wondering how the kids will be able to get the straw in the drink. As you’re putting the craft together, make sure you don’t glue or tape the paper to the top of the drink. That way, it won’t be stuck to the front and cover the hole for the straw. If you make the craft the way I outline above, the paper will stick out enough in the front to allow the kids to easily slide the straw in the hole without issue.

Can I use juice boxes?

Sure! While the measurements I described above will be different for juice boxes, the rest of the craft will be the same.

Can my kids make this craft?

This craft is so simple, your kids can definitely help. While I used hot glue to attach the face to the reindeer, the eyes and nose can easily be glued on using traditional white glue. You’ll just have to wait a little longer for the glue to dry before enjoying the Christmas drinks for kids.

Attach antlers to juice box

Reindeer Christmas Drinks for Kids

Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

These cute Christmas drinks for kids are perfect for class parties or any holiday get together.


  • Juice pouches
  • Brown construction paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Red pom poms
  • Brown pipe cleaners


  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Glue


  1. Remove the straws from the back of each juice pouch.
  2. Cut the brown construction paper to cover each juice pouch. Wrap the paper around the juice pouch and secure it with glue or tape. Tape the straw to the back of the pouch on top of the paper.
  3. Glue a pair of eyes to the front of the juice pouch and a red pom pom nose.
  4. To make the antlers, cut one pipe cleaner in half and bend it in half to form a V. Cut another pipe cleaner into four equal pieces and wrap each end of the V with a small pipe cleaner.
  5. Attach the antlers to the back of the juice pouch behind the brown paper using glue or tape.

Did you make this project?

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