Craft Stick Reindeer

On the last day before winter break, the 1st graders at Trevor's school had a big craft day. The kids rotated between eight stations, completing two crafts at most of the stations.  

Trevor's teacher opted to have the kids skip one of the planned crafts (due to lack of drying time for white glue and fears of glue gun burns) and sent the materials home instead.  We changed it up a bit and made our own version.  Here's Trevor's Craft Stick Reindeer.

Supplies: 3 craft sticks, brown paint, craft glue, felt, scissors, brown pipe cleaner, wire snips (or scissors you don't care about), googly eyes, a red pom pom, and a paper clip or ornament hook.

Begin by painting the sticks brown.  Glue two sticks to form a V, then glue the third stick across the top.  Let that dry.

Cut a piece of brown felt that is approximately the same size as V and glue it in place.

Add googly eyes and a pom pom nose.

Bend the pipe cleaner into a V, then snip about 1.5 inches off each end.  Twist one snipped end around each leg of the V to form the antlers.

Attach the antlers.  White glue will work, but I ended up reinforcing ours with the glue gun.  To hang the reindeer, either open up the paper clip or use an ornament hook.  Poke one end through the top of the felt and squeeze to secure it in place.

Here's my finished reindeer.  That's Trevor's reindeer at the top of the post.

Merry Christmas Eve!


  1. This is ADORABLE!! Loveeeeeeeeeee it!!!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  2. Very cute! I hope the rest of the parents had as much fun as you did making the reindeer!

  3. So I shouldn't let my four year old use the glue gun? David says, a reindeer! I want to make one.

  4. What a darling project, Cindy!! A perfect child's craft!! I hope you and your family have a blessed and wonderful Christmas!! ~ Blessings, Tracey



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