More reindeer fun & games: DIY Reindeer Ornament

If you’re still in a turkey coma and taking it easy today, you’ll love this super-cute DIY Reindeer Ornament. There’s nothing too strenuous about it, and it’s an ornament the kids can DIY, too. The supply list is easy, and you may have most of the materials on hand. (Just in case you were busy in the kitchen earlier this week, don’t miss the Rudolph the Reindeer Wreath I shared on Tuesday).

Cute! DIY Reindeer Ornament on

Reindeer Ornament by Kathleen George.

Here’s Debi’s wreath, too.

Cute! Rudolph the Reindeer Christmas Wreath on

To make a Reindeer Ornament, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 3” egg and 1” ball
  • Craft sticks, four
  • Acrylic craft paint in brown
  • Wiggle eyes, a pair
  • Pompom, 5mm in red
  • Felt, small scraps in red & brown
  • Ribbon, 24” in red
  • Jingle bells, two 1”
  • Thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Scissors; plastic knife; stiff bristle paintbrush; wooden skewer or chopstick; knippers

To make a Reindeer Ornament:

1. Glue the foam ball to the front of the 3” foam egg, with the narrow end of the egg pointing up. Use the plastic knife to score a small groove in the middle of the ball, so it looks like a muzzle.

2. Insert a wooden skewer or chopstick into the bottom of the egg to use as a handle; paint the reindeer head brown. Let dry.

3. Antlers: Cut two of the craft sticks in half. For each antler, glue two halves onto the back of a full-size craft stick (see photo below). Let glue dry.

DIY an adorable Reindeer Ornament on

This Reindeer is easy to DIY, and uses materials you probably already have on hand.

4. Glue on the eyes, on either size of the muzzle. Glue the pompom to the top of the muzzle. Cut a small mouth from red felt, and glue the mouth onto the face below the muzzle.

5. Push the antlers into the top of the head, remove, add a dab of glue to the hole, and insert the antlers back into the holes.

6. Cut two small ears from brown felt. Using the plastic knife, cut small, horizontal slits on either side of the head. Place a dot of glue in each slit. Fold the ears in half, and push the end of each ear into the slits.

Adorable Reindeer Ornament. Fun kid's DIY.

You can make your ribbon tails long, like Kathleen did, or shorten them up.

7. Tie a ribbon bow. Tie a jingle bell onto each ribbon tail. Glue the bow to the bottom of the ornament.

8. Knot together the ends of a 10” length of ribbon. Place a dab of glue at the top of the reindeer’s head, and insert the ribbon into the head.

I have another kid-tested reindeer craft from Kim over at Inspiration Made Simple. Kim’s son made this little guy, and you can find his tutorial over on Kim’s blog.

Adorable! Tutorial on Inspiration Made Simple.

This guy’s adorable! You’ll find the tutorial over on Inspiration Made Simple.

This morning, I’ve had pie for breakfast (a favorite, post-Thanksgiving tradition) and I’ve already been to Jo-Ann Stores to shop the early morning deals (Black Friday is not a post-Thanksgiving tradition, but I had a very long list of needed craft supplies and couldn’t pass up the deals). I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, and that you can take some time and breathe this weekend, before the holiday season is in full gear!

And finally, who else had pie for breakfast?

Happy crafting!


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12 Responses to More reindeer fun & games: DIY Reindeer Ornament

  1. CraftyB says:

    Super cute reindeer! The jingle bells add a little extra holiday fun!

  2. Angie Dyer says:

    Looks like Christmas is just around the corner! Love these reindeers!

  3. LisaM6 says:

    The reindeers are so wonderfully cute. Love these sweet deer. Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. I did!

    • Sharon says:

      We had a yummy Thanksgiving, thank you. The weather has been so mild and our grass is still green — I can’t believe it’s almost December. How’s the weather your way? Sharon

  4. Anne Haun says:

    Cute projects – hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  5. Debbie Kaste says:

    Pie for breakfast is a “must” after T-day:) Love the cute reindeer ornament. Our granddaughter would have so much fun making those. Thanks for the idea!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Glad we’re on the same page re: pie for breakfast! (In fact, I may have more today for breakfast . . .) Be sure to pass this link along to your granddaughter. Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

  6. I am pretty sure that Jenna will enjoy making both of these reindeer ornaments! I love that you have crafts for all ages!!

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