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Two Easy Reindeer Crafts for Kids to Make

Christmas crafts are fun to do with your kids when they are home from school during the holiday season.

These reindeer crafts don't require a lot of supplies and are very inexpensive to make. You may already have some of the supplies you will need to make them at home. They are also easy to make, so if your children have short attention spans, these crafts will only take a few minutes for them to put together and enjoy. These projects are suitable for ages two and older, with help from an adult.

Reindeer Popsicle Stick Craft

Three popsicle sticks
Two wiggle eyes
One red pom pom
Red ribbon
Hot glue gun

reindeer popsicle sticks

If you have young children, you will need to supervise this craft and help them with the hot glue gun.

Lay one popsicle stick horizontally on the table in front of you. Place the other two popsicle sticks in the shape of a "v" on top of the first stick (see photo). This will form the reindeer's face and antlers. Glue the sticks in place.

Glue two wiggle eyes on top of where the sticks you just glued on sit on top of the first stick (see photo).

Take a red pom pom and glue it to the tip of the reindeer's face for the nose.

Cut a length of red ribbon (approx. 12 inches) and tie to each side of the reindeer's face, close to the eyes.

That's it! Your child's reindeer craft is ready to hang. Makes a great Christmas tree ornament or present for grandma!

Reindeer Candy Canes

These reindeer candy canes are an old time favorite. They are great to sell at holiday bazaars, and also make great crafts for children's holiday parties. We will be making them for our cub scout Christmas party next week.

reindeer candy canes

For this craft you will need:

Candy canes
Wiggle eyes
Brown pipe cleaners
Small red pom poms
Hot glue gun

Fold a pipe cleaner in half and place a little hot glue in the bend you just made. Place underneath the hook of a candy cane and press firmly for glue to hold (see photo). You can also wrap the pipe cleaner one time around the candy cane to keep the pipe cleaner in place. These will be the reindeer's antlers. Twist the pipe cleaners to look like reindeer antlers. I bent ours into a zig zag pattern.

Glue two wiggle eyes on the front of the hook of the candy cane for eyes, and glue on a red pom pom for the nose.

These are fun to make and hang on the Christmas tree. You could also use them to decorate Christmas presents or to put in holiday gift bags. Children love them.

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