Get ready to make the cutest craft stick reindeer craft for Christmas with this easy tutorial.
What could be more festive than reindeer crafts at Christmas time?
This reindeer craft is easy enough for young children to make, yet older kids will enjoy making it too. If you are making this craft stick Rudolph with younger kids, I recommend precutting the craft sticks before helping the children glue the craft stick together.
This craft stick reindeer makes the cutest Christmas decor. Simply add a ribbon to the back for a festive Christmas ornament. Or, glue a magnet to the back for a Christmastime refrigerator magnet.
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This reindeer craft stick project is super easy, and should take less than 30 minutes to create.
If you craft with your children often you probably already have many of the supplies you need on hand. This craft is very inexpensive, since all of the craft supplies can be easily obtained from the Dollar Store, your local big box store, or even Amazon. Dollar Store crafts are always a great way to make an inexpensive craft!
How to make a Craft Stick Reindeer
- jumbo craft sticks
- regular craft sticks
- red pom pom (red tinsel pompoms are super cute too)
- wiggle eyes
- sponge dabbers or a paint brush
- green ribbon
- black permanent marker
- glue gun and glue sticks (or your favorite craft glue)
- acrylic craft paints in medium brown, pink & dark brown
To create the reindeer, line up five jumbo craft sticks on your work surface.
Using scissors, trim two additional jumbo craft sticks to fit the width of the reindeer. Attach the two trimmed sticks toward the top and bottom of the reindeer with glue to secure the first five sticks.
Using scissors, trim the two discarded pieces of jumbo craft sticks into pointed reindeer ears.
Cut four regular craft sticks in half with scissors.
Attach four of the halves, at angles, to a full size regular craft stick with glue.
Repeat with the second set of craft stick halves and one full craft stick to create the antlers.
Paint the front and sides of the reindeer and the ears with medium brown acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Paint front and sides of the antlers with darker brown acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.
Attach the two antlers to the back of the Reindeer with glue.
Flip the Reindeer over and glue the ears to the top right and left sides.
Glue a large red pom pom to the center of the Reindeer about one inch from the bottom.
Also attach two wiggle eyes to the reindeer’s face.
Tie the green ribbon into a small bow.
Using scissors, trim any long ends into an inverted triangle.
Attach the bow to the bottom of the Reindeer with glue.
To finish the craft stick reindeer, create cheeks with pink acrylic craft paint and a sponge dabber.
Set aside to let paint dry.
Draw half a smile with the permanent black marker to complete the craft stick Rudolph.
Make a herd of reindeer to use for Christmas gifts and decoration!
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