Popsicle Stick Reindeer Kid Christmas Ornament

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This Popsicle Stick Reindeer Christmas Ornament is a Christmas craft the kids are sure to love! It was inspired by Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, one of Santa’s biggest helpers. Rudolph has been a big a part of Christmas traditions for many generations. The story has so many lessons for kids like to never give up and always believe in themselves. This ornament is the perfect craft to remind kids of this message during the holiday season!

*Pair with our Christmas Writing Center Activities!

This popsicle stick reindeer Christmas ornament is super simple to make, Your kids will be so proud to hang this festive craft on the tree!

Popsicle Stick Reindeer Christmas Ornament

Whether you are creating Christmas traditions in your home or in your classroom, traditions help us establish an identity, structure, and form a connection from one generation to another.

Making Christmas ornaments is a wonderful Christmas tradition. Kids love creating something special for the Christmas tree and beam with pride as they hang it from the tree.

Supplies You Will Need:

Grab some paint, popsicle sticks, googly eyes, pom poms, ribbon, and glue for this fun reindeer ornament.

Directions for the Craft

1. To prep this reindeer Christmas ornament, glue three craft sticks together as shown in the picture below.

To prep this reindeer Christmas ornament, glue three craft sticks together in the shape of a triangle.

2. Paint the reindeer brown and allow it to dry.

3. Glue a red pom pom where the craft sticks come to a point for Rudolph’s nose.

Paint the reindeer shaped craft sticks brown and allow them to dry.

4. Glue two googly eyes to either side of the craft sticks forming the reindeer’s face.

5. Cut a small piece of ribbon, form a loop, and glue to the back of the craft sticks to hang the ornament.

Glue two googly eyes to either side of the craft sticks and a red pom pom as the nose forming the reindeer's face.

Extend the Activity:

  • Read Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Talk about times when you maybe didn’t feel like you fit in with everyone else. Discuss ways we can make sure others don’t feel left out.
  • Cuddle up with some popcorn and watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
  • Discuss Christmas traditions with your kids or students and ask them to share their favorite Christmas tradition.
These adorable and fun reindeer Christmas ornaments can be displayed proudly!

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  1. I am having difficulty with the ribbon. Did you hot glue the ribbon or did you school glue the ribbon. Can you give me specifics of how you did that to get it to hold? Thank you so much, I am enjoying this craft with my granddaughter.

    1. Hi Debra,

      Yes, we use a hot glue gun to attach the ribbon. If you are working with your granddaughter and concerned about the glue being too hot, you could always try a low heat glue gun. Those work great too! 🙂 Hope you have a great week!

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