Easy Christmas Reindeer Craft with Clothespins
All you need:
- Three clothespins
- One popsicle stick
- Two small googly eyes
- Yard, ribbon or pipe cleaner (preferably red)
- One mini red pom-pom (we didn’t have a mini so we used the smallest available. Rudolph has quite the honker.)
- Paint (whatever color your child wants, doesn’t need to be brown)
Here is what you do:
- Pin one clothespin on one end of the popsicle stick and glue
- Pin a second clothespin on the other end of the popsicle stick about one inch from the end and glue
Now you have the body, front and back legs of your reindeer
- Take the third popsicle stick and “pin”‘ one end of the popsicle stick to make the head with antlers and glue together
Now you have the body, front and back legs, head and antlers
- Paint your reindeer. Our two year old chose the color green and it looked quite festive!
- Allow your reindeer time to dry
- Then, glue mini pom-pom and googly eyes to complete your reindeer’s face
- Finally, take red yarn, ribbon or a pipe cleaner and fix a bow around your reindeer’s neck
- My son also really wanted a tail for the reindeer so we ended up just adding a bigger pom-pom to the rear end of our reindeer
Of course, you should accompany this activity with lots of singing of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and key your Pandora up to a holiday station! We also are preparing for a Rudolph felt board story. Really excited about this one.
Have fun and thanks for visiting!
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