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Easy Reindeer Crafts for Kids

Updated on June 18, 2011

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

- 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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      7 years ago

      lol just so funny

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      7 years ago

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

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      8 years ago

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

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      bieber girl 

      8 years ago

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

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      9 years ago

      These crafts are cute indeed!

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      9 years ago

      Very cute. My daughter will love these.

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      9 years ago from Hudson Valley NY

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

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      10 years ago

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

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      prep teacher 

      10 years ago

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

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      D'Layna Thompson 

      11 years ago

      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 ?

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      Polo Fortenjo 

      11 years ago


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      gina sowerlante 

      12 years ago

      my sis was soooooooooooooooooooooooo happy and we got to bond

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      12 years ago from Portland, OR

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

    • lisa42 profile imageAUTHOR


      12 years ago from Sacramento

      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! :-)

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      12 years ago from DC Area

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


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