Make a Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornament With Your Kids

Popsicle stick reindeer ornament craft

Craft Materials

Before starting this project, you’ll need the following materials:

, , , , , Glue or Hot Glue

One of my favorite ornaments I did last year was the popsicle stick reindeer.

They are just so cute and really simple to make. Even my two year old was able to make one for our Christmas tree!

Since I was on the popsicle stick ornament kick, I had to make a popsicle stick snowflake and popsicle stick Christmas tree to go with our reindeer!! I just love making Christmas ornaments with the boys.

Getting Started

I grabbed a some googly eyes, small red pom pom balls and a pack of popsicle sticks from my local crafts store (I just love that you can spend $3.00 and you get like 150 popsicle sticks, total bargain!).

Side Note: Are you looking for another great DIY Christmas tree ornament? Take a look at this precious handprint snowmen ornament you can make with your children!

I picked out a couple pieces of ribbon from my stash and brown paint. We were ready to get crafting!!

Christmas Craft: Create a fun Popsicle Stick Reindeer with your kids this Christmas

I wasn’t able to get step by step pictures last year. I’m “recreating” the craft for my tutorial pictures. I think the boys did a better job!

Step 1 – Make Your Reindeer Shape

I made a V shape first then hot glued another popsicle stick over top to complete the head. To create the antlers I broke a popsicle stick in half.

Then, we hot glued the end (you can use Elmer’s Glue too) in between the two popsicles sticks on top to create my three antlers.

Christmas Craft: Create a fun Popsicle Stick Reindeer; Creat eYour Reindeer Outline
Christmas Craft: Create a fun Popsicle Stick Reindeer: Cut Your Antlers
Once I broke my popsicle stick in half I used the scissors to cut off any jagged edges.
Christmas Craft: Create a fun Popsicle Stick Reindeer: Add Your Antlers
Christmas Craft: Create a fun Popsicle Stick Reindeer: Glue On Your Antlers

Step 2 – Paint Your Reindeer

I used brown craft paint and had my four year old and two year old paint their reindeer.

My youngest is just starting to get into the crafting. I think it’s because he see’s his big brother doing it all the time!!

Step 3 – Create Your Reindeer Face

I used a small red pom pom ball for the nose and added some googley eyes.

Step 4 – Finishing Touches

I added my festive red polka dot ribbon to the back so that I was able to hang my ornaments up.

Since my youngest would not notice I added a red ribbon for bows on it’s antlers. I hope he doesn’t notice when he gets older I turned his reindeer into a girlYikes!

Christmas Craft: Create a fun Popsicle Stick Reindeer: Add Your Ribbon
Christmas Craft: Create a fun Popsicle Stick Reindeer with your kids this year!

I think these ornaments are so easy that even a two year old can make them. I just dabbed the glue on the spots where I wanted the eyes and nose to go. He did a pretty good job putting them on the right spots. He’s turning into a little crafter!

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