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Learn how to make cute DIY reindeer ornaments from craft sticks! These are easy enough for kids to make. They look great on the tree, and make perfect kid-made gifts.
Whether you add these ornaments to your holiday lessons or you have your kids make them as gifts, kids are going to love assembling these craft stick DIY Reindeer Ornaments to have on the tree or give to a love one!
DIY Reindeer Ornaments
What You’ll Need
- Popsicle Sticks
- Googly Eyes
- Black and Red Button
- Mini Bells
- Brown Paint
- White Paint Pen
- Brown Chenille Pipe Cleaners
- Red and Green Glitter Tape
- Red Cardstock
- Twine or Ribbon
What You’ll Do
Arrange seven small popsicle sticks together.
Cut down a large popsicle stick into two pieces and glue across the top and bottom of the small popsicle sticks. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Turn the popsicle sticks over. Paint the front brown, allow to dry and then paint the back brown as well. Paint Rudolph a darker brown and Clarice a lighter brown.
Cut a brown chenille pipe cleaner in half. Bend one half into the shape of a v. Glue the other two pieces to each side of the pipe cleaner that was bent in half. Refer to the photos.
Glue the antlers to the back of the popsicle sticks.
Glue a red button to Rudolph and a black button to Clarice.
Glue on googly eyes.
Glue glitter tape across the bottom of the popsicle sticks slightly wrapping around the back.
Place a bell on a small piece of twine or ribbon and glue to the bottom of the popsicle sticks.
Glue a piece of glitter tape across the back.
Cut a rectangle from red cardstock and cover it in red glitter tape. Cut out the shape of a bow. Glue the bow to Clarice.
Use a white paint pen to add polka dots to Clarice’s bow.
Glue twine or ribbon onto the back of the popsicle sticks for hanging on a tree.
These are so cute and make awesome Christmas presents!
While your kids are creating their reindeer ornaments, you can read one or more of these fun picture books to them. This craft will keep their hands busy so they can better focus on the story you choose.
Reindeer Picture Books
• The Little Reindeer – When a jingling sound wakes her from her sleep, a little girl’s dreams come true when she meets a lost reindeer in the forest. They set off on a magical adventure and it becomes a Christmas never to forget.
• Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – All of the other reindeer make fun of Rudolph and won’t let him play in their reindeer games because he’s different. But when Christmas is almost cancelled because of a huge snowstorm, Rudolph comes to the rescue with his wonderful shiny red nose.
• The Christmas Wish – Long ago, a brave little girl named Anja wanted to be one of Santa’s elves. So she leaves a note for her family and helps her elderly neighbor prepare for the holiday, then she straps on her skis, and heads out into the snowy landscape. From a red bird to a polar bear to a reindeer, a menagerie of winter animals help Anja make her way to Santa.
• Olive, the Other Reindeer – Olive is merrily preparing for Christmas when suddenly she realizes “Olive… the other Reindeer… I thought I was a dog. Hmmm, I must be a Reindeer!” So she quickly hops aboard the polar express and heads to the North Pole. And while Santa and the other reindeer are a bit surprised that a dog wants to join the their team, in the end Olive and her unusual reindeer skills are just what Santa and his veteran reindeer team need.
• The Reindeer Dance – Move those hooves and dance and prance like a reindeer in this interactive holiday board book. Fresh art and rhyming text will inspire both children and adults to get up and move during the cold winter days!