This DIY reindeer ornament is so easy to make and looks adorable when complete! Kids will love putting their reindeer ornaments together and the red thumbprint nose makes this the perfect holiday keepsake. Kids will also love heading outside to collect the perfect sticks for their reindeer antlers.
This is an easy DIY reindeer ornament that kids can actually make! It just requires a little prep work from an adult and kids can put all of the pieces together to make their own adorable reindeer ornament. When they are all finished, children can hang them on the tree or pass them out as cute handmade Christmas gifts to family or friends!
Ready to make a DIY Reindeer Ornament?! Here’s what you’ll need-
- Googly eyes– You can draw the eyes with black marker if you don’t have any!
- Red paint
- Sticks- Head outside to collect these!
- Tacky Glue
- Black marker
- Paper puncher
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Here’s How to Make this DIY Reindeer Ornament:
First make your loop to hang on the tree. Paper punch a hole and tie a sting loop through the hole. Now you can work around this as your center.
Glue the ears to the back of the ornament. I used tacky glue for this craft because it’s a bit stronger than typical glue and dries quicker. Elmer’s glue would work too, it will just take a little longer to dry.
Stick your googly eyes on the ornament. If you don’t have googly eyes, you can just draw the eyes with black marker. It will look just as cute! We already have a set of them, so I figure we might as well use them.
Now paint your child’s finger and give your reindeer ornament a cute reindeer nose. I love the pop or red! And the little fingerprint lines in the paint make this unique and special for each child.
Last step! Head outside to collect the sticks before you start the ornament making process. Any activity that gets my kids outdoors this time of year, I am all about!
Glue the stick antlers on the back of the ornament. You know I have to include nature in all of my crafts, so I thought the sticks were the perfect addition to this cute nature activity for kids!
After the paint and glue is dry, draw a simple mouth for the reindeer. And there you have it!
Don’t they look absolutely adorable?! They make the perfect holiday gift for a family member or sweet ornament for your own tree. I love that these are low waste and include reused cardboard! Save your boxes and try making a couple soon!
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I hope you give this simple nature activity a try! I promise, your little nature lovers will love it as much as my boys.