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Easy Reindeer Crafts for Kids

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Easy-to-Make Christmas Reindeer Crafts for Kids

Looking for an easy Christmas craft project for kids? These simple reindeer crafts are quick, easy and inexpensive to make. But kids love 'em! Just follow the simple directions below and you'll soon have your very own reindeer crafts ready to give as gifts or hang on the tree. Happpy holidays!

Example of the completed clothespin reindeer craft. If you like, you can paint the clothespin brown to make them look more like reindeer.

Example of the completed clothespin reindeer craft. If you like, you can paint the clothespin brown to make them look more like reindeer.

How to Make a Clothespin Reindeer

This is a simple Christmas craft for kids that can be completed in under 10 minutes if you use the basic materials. Older children may want to paint the clothespins brown to make the completed project look more like reindeer. If so, you will need to allow additional time for painting and drying.

Materials Needed

- 3 clothespins (the old-fashioned kind work best)

- 2 googly eyes

- 1 red pom pom

- glue

- (optional) brown paint and/or red ribbon

Directions for Making a Clothespin Reindeer

(Optional Step 1) Use tempera paint to paint the clothespins brown. You will need to allow additional time for the paint to dry before starting the craft.

1. Glue 2 clothespins on top of each other to form the body.

2. Glue the third clothespin upside down on top of the other two to form the head and antlers.

3. Glue the googly eyes and pom pom on the top clothespin to make the eyes and nose.

4. (Optional) Tie a red ribbon around the reindeer to turn it into a Christmas tree ornament.

Example of the completed popsicle stick reindeer craft.

Example of the completed popsicle stick reindeer craft.

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Reindeer

This craft is great for small kids, but fun for slightly older kids, too. And it's quick and cheap - you can make a popsicle stick reindeer in about five minutes with very simple supplies.

Materials Needed

- 3 popsicle sticks

- 2 googly eyes

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- 1 red pom pom

- glue

Directions for Making a Popsicle Stick Reindeer

1. Glue 2 popsicle sticks together in the shape of a V.

2. Glue the third popsicle stick across the others about a third of the way from the top so the bottom sticks poke out at the top like antlers.

3. Glue the googly eyes just under the cross stick to make the eyes.

4. Glue the red pom pom at the point of the V-shaped sticks to make the nose.

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Do You Have a Favorite Reindeer Craft?

katelynn on November 29, 2012:

lol just so funny

katelynn on November 29, 2012:

i love this page good sister will love this. thanks she will love the popsicle stick one the best. thanks agin

2uesday on November 28, 2011:

Nice page, this looks like fun and a simple idea to follow too.

bieber girl on November 23, 2011:

yeah. i made a candycane reindeer one year it was CUTE!!!

PaperNotes on January 16, 2011:

These crafts are cute indeed!

christinalang on November 30, 2010:

Very cute. My daughter will love these.

WeNdYpOoPoO from Hudson Valley NY on November 11, 2010:

I love this Idea my son will love it he is very crafty

Debbu on September 26, 2010:

Has anyone ever heard of a reindeer pin made out of a shelled peanut?

prep teacher on December 16, 2009:

wow they turned out really good the preps love even there year six buddys liked them too

D'Layna Thompson on December 09, 2008:

What kind of glue works best ? I am going to have 20 students do this craft at the class Christmas Party and I need it to dry fast. What do you suggest ?

Polo Fortenjo on November 20, 2008:


gina sowerlante on December 17, 2007:

my sis was soooooooooooooooooooooooo happy and we got to bond

Catawn from Portland, OR on December 11, 2007:

My little sister is bouncing at the mere idea. Thanks for sharing!

lisa42 (author) from Sacramento on December 04, 2007:

Thanks, Misha. I can't take credit for the designs, however. I wanted to share them with others, but I got them from my son's teacher! :-)

Misha from DC Area on December 04, 2007:

LOL it really is very creative design. I just love your clothespin stuff! Thanks!

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