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Fun Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornament for Kids

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The holiday season is all about spending time with loved ones and creating cherished memories. With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are looking for fun and creative ways to decorate our homes.

One simple DIY project that never fails to bring joy is making popsicle stick reindeer ornaments. Not only is it a fun activity for the whole family, but these ornaments also make great gifts and can be used to add a personal touch to your holiday decorations.

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Popsicle Stick Reindeer Craft Details

Age Group: 3+ yrs

Difficulty: Easy

Time To Complete: 25 minutes

The time needed to complete this reindeer craft depends on multiple factors, such as the age of your child. That said, the average time needed to complete this craft is approximately 25 minutes, give or take the setup period.

Supply List for Your Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornament

Before we dive into the step-by-step instructions for creating these adorable reindeer ornaments, let’s take a look at the supplies you’ll need:

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How to Make a Reindeer Out of Popsicle Sticks

Are you ready to make a cute reindeer with popsicle sticks for your Christmas tree? Follow along below as we’ll provide the instructions you need for the reindeer ornament. Let’s get started on this crafty project!

To begin, gather up three popsicle sticks and lay them out in a row.

Step 1: Paint the Popsicle Sticks

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If you’re using regular unpainted popsicle sticks, start by painting them brown. When letting your kiddo paint their popsicle sticks, make sure to place them on a surface they won’t get stuck on.

You can choose to paint one side of each popsicle stick or both. We painted only one side. You can also purchase pre-colored brown popsicle sticks if you want to skip this step.

When you are done, set the popsicle sticks to the side to dry.

Step 2: Form the Reindeer’s Head

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Once your popsicle sticks are completely dry, it’s time to form your reindeer head, as shown below. With your help, let your child glue the popsicle sticks together in a triangular shape.

If you want your reindeer ornament to last for years to come, I recommend using craft glue or a hot glue gun. However, if you don’t have those on hand, Elmer’s glue is fine, too!

Related craft: 16 Popsicle Stick Animal Crafts for Kids

Step 3: Assemble Your Popsicle Stick Reindeer

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Glue or stick two googly eyes on it towards one end. Then, glue a red pom-pom just below the eyes to create the reindeer’s nose. Next, cut a brown pipe cleaner into two separate pieces. Have your child help you twist the pipe cleaner around the top of the popsicle stick.

Use the second, smaller piece of pipe cleaner to make a V for the antlers. Wrap it around the other anter so it stays in place.

And just like that, you have a cute popsicle stick reindeer ornament for your tree!

Step 4: Add Tiny, Yarn, or String

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This craft stick reindeer wouldn’t be a Christmas ornament if it didn’t have a way on the Christmas tree. Use a small piece of yarn or string to make a loop for hanging. Glue it on the back of the reindeer’s head and let it dry before hanging.

Get Creative With Your Reindeer Ornaments

You can also let your imagination run wild with these reindeer ornaments. Instead of using brown paint, you can use any color you want and create a popsicle craft unicorn or a colorful reindeer ornament! You can even add glitter to make your ornaments sparkle. The possibilities are endless!

Must Read Christmas Books

While your child is crafting up their adorable reindeer craft, now is the perfect time to read some Christmas stories together! From The Littlest Reindeer to How to Catch Santa Claus, these stories are sure to delight and entertain young minds.

Popsicle Stick Reindeer – Final Thoughts

Not only is this a fun holiday craft, but it also encourages creativity and improves fine motor skills in children. These popsicle stick reindeer ornaments will surely add a personal touch to your holiday decorations and make for great gifts.

So, gather your supplies, put on some Christmas music, and get crafting with your family! Happy holidays!

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