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DIY Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornaments

These DIY popsicle stick reindeer ornaments are such a fun Christmas craft to make with kids! Try this cute ornament craft with your family this holiday season.

DIY Popsicle Stick Reindeer Ornaments

Reindeer Christmas ornament craft

Are you all ready for Santa to come? We have decked the halls, finished our holiday shopping, and now, we can firmly say that we are ready for Christmas! While we wait and watch the Santa tracker, we decided to get crafty for the holidays and came up with this fun reindeer ornament craft.

Add googly eyes and a red pompom nose to make a reindeer ornament

We love making different Christmas crafts and this fun reindeer popsicle stick ornament is our latest. We used a few materials that we already had at home – popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, glue, googly eyes, etc. and put them all together to make this cute little Rudolph! Learn how to make this kids reindeer ornaments craft, it is pretty easy and so much fun.

DIY popsicle stick reindeer ornaments

Cute reindeer popsicle stick craft

Materials needed:

  • Popsicle sticks (4 per reindeer)
  • Glue (hot glue for adults, school glue for the kids)
  • Ribbon
  • Brown pipe cleaners (1 per reindeer)
  • Googly eyes (2 per reindeer)
  • Red pom-pom puffs (1 per reindeer)
  • scissors

How to make a reindeer ornament with popsicle sticks

Materials for reindeer ornament craft

Step 1: Connect the popsicle sticks, add the hanger

Place 3 popsicle sticks evenly onto your surface. Cut the 4th popsicle stick into 4-5 pieces, add glue, and glue down the pieces horizontally onto the back of the 3 sticks to attach.

First, glue on the bottom and middle pieces. Then, cut a piece of ribbon to twice your desired hanging length and glue the ends together to the top section into a loop, see the image below.

Glue popsicle sticks together

Finally, to cover the ends of the ribbon, glue the last small stick piece over the top of the ribbon.

If adults are doing the gluing, a hot glue gun works best and dries the fastest. Otherwise, if the kids are using school glue, they will need to allow the popsicle stick ornament to dry for 5 minutes or so.

how to make a reindeer ornament with popsicle sticks

Step 2: Add the pipe cleaner reindeer antlers

Now, cut a standard pipe cleaner in half and thread it around the middle popsicle stick. Ensure the ends are the same length, twist them together tightly around the back of the ornament, and press them upward to create the antlers.

Tie pipe cleaner to popsicle stick for the antlers

Step 3: Add the reindeer ornament face

Next, you will create the face. Add two dots of glue for the eyes, and another dot of glue in the middle for the red nose. Let the glue sit and dry.

DIY reindeer Christmas ornament craft

Now hang your DIY popsicle stick reindeer ornament and admire! We love the way these look on our tree, they match our existing decor and we feel proud to have made them.

Enjoy our reindeer popsicle stick craft!

We really hope you have a great holiday and that you enjoy this reindeer craft! This was such a fun and simple holiday activity, and we love to see our creation hanging on the Christmas tree. If you like this idea, take a look at our handprint reindeer Christmas cards. Happy holidays.

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