These simple DIY reindeer ornaments are so fun and so easy to make. They are preschooler friendly. Great for Christmas decorations, Christmas gifts, Christmas ornaments

3 Simple DIY Reindeer Ornaments

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My little family couldn’t be more excited that Christmas season is here. Our tree is up. And, we’ve eaten our way through several batches of cookies. Thankfully, I have stocked our pantry with flour, sugar, and food colouring. And, my craft cupboards are teaming with glitter, red, green, and gold everything. And, my kids are asking to bake or craft at every turn. With the weather getting colder, I love having quick, easy DIY crafts on hand to entertain the kids and bond over. It also helps to have distractions when my kids get cabin fever. Today, we made these three simple DIY reindeer ornaments to add to our Christmas tree. They took next-to-no time and were so much fun to make!

 

3 Simple DIY Reindeer Ornaments

These simple DIY reindeer ornaments are so fun and so easy to make. They are preschooler friendly. Great for Christmas decorations, Christmas gifts, Christmas ornaments

 

All you need for these simple DIY Reindeer Ornaments are some old large Christmas lights (the ones you use outside), walnuts, candy canes, pom poms, pipe cleaners or this printable, some string, glue, and googly eyes.

These crafts are great for fine motor skills practice, hand-eye coordination, colour recognition, and hand strength (squeezing the glue and cutting). Also, these reindeer ornaments are such a fun way to have fun with your kids and see their imaginations unfold.

 

Candy Cane Reindeer Ornaments
What you need
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaners or printable
  • Elmer’s glue or a glue gun
  • Pom poms
  • Googly eyes

 

What to do
  1. Take pipe cleaners and fold in a zig-zag pattern similar to reindeer antlers or use printable.
  2. Secure antlers by wrapping around the arc of the candy cane or glue to the arc of the candy can.
  3. Glue eyes to either side of the top of the candy cane.
  4. Glue a pom pom as the nose.

 

Walnut Reindeer Ornaments
What you need
  • Walnuts, shell on
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners or printable
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom poms
  • String

 

What to do
  1. Take pipe cleaners and fold in a zig-zag pattern similar to reindeer antlers or use printable.
  2. Secure antlers by glueing them to the back of the walnut shell.
  3. Glue a loop of string to the back.
  4. Glue eyes to either side of the front of the shell.
  5. Glue a pom pom as the nose.

 

Christmas Light Reindeer Ornaments
What you need
  • Large Christmas lights
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners or printable
  • Scissors
  • Googly eyes
  • Pom poms
  • String

 

What to do
  1. Take pipe cleaners and fold in a zig-zag pattern similar to reindeer antlers or use printable.
  2. Secure antlers by glueing them to the back of the light bulb.
  3. Glue a loop of string to the back.
  4. Glue eyes to either side of the front of the light bulb.
  5. Glue a pom pom as the nose.

 

I hope you enjoy making these reindeer ornaments as much as we did! For more simple fun Christmas DIY ideas, check out this post.

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