Let little kids get crafty and have a blast with this Popsicle Stick Reindeer Craft! Rudolph, the red nosed reindeer, never looked so cute!
People often speak of Christmas as being a time for giving and bonding. There are many stories to celebrate this too, but there’s another one that celebrates being yourself – Rudolph the red nosed reindeer!
So Rudolph is a young reindeer with a large, shiny red nose which his friends, quite frankly, find ridiculous. However, this very red nose is what comes to the rescue to guide Santa‘s way through a cold dark Christmas eve. So in a nutshell, Rudolph is responsible for all the kids getting their presents that year!
Today we’re celebrating Rudolph too, with a quick and easy Popsicle stick reindeer craft. This is a simple craft with basic supplies, and perfect for preschoolers or kindergarteners to try. Don’t forget to tell them the story along with it!
Popsicle Stick Reindeer Craft
List of Supplies:
- Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
- Brown construction paper or card stock
- Black pipe cleaner
- Googly eyes
- Red pom pom (small)
- Brown Pencil
- Brown paint and paint brush
- Scissors and Glue
Check out the Video Tutorial:
Instructions to Make the Popsicle Stick Reindeer Craft:
1. Let’s get the base of our reindeer all set by painting the Popsicle stick brown. Using a jumbo Popsicle stick will ensure that Rudolph doesn’t look too skinny!
2. While the paint is drying, Cut out a circle and two ear shapes from the brown card stock. You can also use brown craft foam if you like.
3. Keep the brown pieces aside and grab the black pipe cleaner. It needs to be bent down the center and twisted on either end to resemble antlers, as shown in the image below. Cut off any excess.
4. Looks like we have everything we need! Fix the ears on either side of the reindeer’s head, gluing at the back. Stick on the googly eyes and red pom pom nose in the right places. Finally, attach the antlers at the back of the head – you can use some tape here to make it more secure.
5. Okay, Rudolph has his trademark red nose – but his body’s missing! Fix the completed head on the top of the brown Popsicle stick with glue.
6. We’re almost done! All that’s left is to add some character to Rudolph, by shading in his ears. You can completely skip this step if you like – especially if it’s a small child who’s making it. And your Popsicle stick reindeer craft is ready!
Isn’t this an easy-peasy project? The antlers might be where little kids stumble a bit, but Mom, Dad or an older sibling can help. We’ve got a whole bunch of Popsicle stick crafts perfect for Christmas, like a snowman, an elf, a gingerbread man – and now Rudolph! Make them all for a multicolored Christmas!