I know Christmas is a long time off but I came across this idea and didn't want to lose it. Reindeer candy canes: brown pipe cleaners wrapped about two candy canes. Glued with google eyes and red craft pompoms. I could even give these to co-workers!
...this made me laugh! Christmas give-away idea. Use empty toilet paper tubes instead. Might pre-staple. Kiddos would decorate reindeer face and insert candy canes (use different flavors for color). Maybe tie a ribbon around "neck".