Every year around this time our family likes to get crafty and creative! This year we’ve tried out a few new crafts that I’ve had in our “craft -queue”. Today, I’m sharing our Reindeer Ornament craft! Every day this week I’ll be sharing a new homemade Christmas craft with you!
I’ve been so excited about this craft! For us, it’s going to be such a sweet addition to our homemade ornament collection. When my eldest was in preschool she made this ornament too! We still have it and it goes up on the tree every year!
Here’s the Reindeer Ornament we’re going to duplicate. You can tweak the steps (I’ll give you suggestions too) if you’d like of course.
So for some crazy reason, this homemade ornament is super durable!
- Googly Eyes (aka wiggly eyes)
- Chenille Fuzzy Stems (I used white to replicate the same craft, but I think brown or gold would work great too)
- Craft Sticks
- Red Paint for the nose
- Brown Paint
- Optional: Mini Red Pom Poms in place of the red paint
The process is simple:
First // You’ll need 3 sticks for each reindeer. Paint each one with brown paint. Let dry.
Second // Once dry, glue the googly eyes in the center of one of the sticks.
Third // With the second stick have your child (or you could do this) dip their finger in red paint and then press it on the tip of the craft stick. This will make the red nose. They don’t have to use their fingers, but kids like squishy paint – so it’s extra fun for them. If you choose to use red mini pom-poms for the nose, this is where you would want to do that.
Fourth // Back to the first stick: Once the googly eyes are dry, flip over that stick and glue antlers. I gut one of the chenille fuzzy stems in half, then took a little more off of each one. This is what you’ll end up with:
It’s kind of cute like that, isn’t it? My kids got a good giggle out of it. :)
Fifth // Next you’re going to glue all the pieces together. Just make sure the one with the eyes is in the back of both sticks, and the one with the red nose lays on top. Once you’re done gluing it together, you should let it dry for a bit. Once dry you’ll have an ornament that will last over a decade! :)
That’s it! :) Here’s our final result!
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