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This super cute clothespin reindeer ornament is the perfect Christmas craft for kids! Not only are they fun to make for the Christmas tree but this reindeer craft also makes a great gift for teachers, friends and relatives.
Looking for fun craft projects to make with the kids this Christmas? They’re going love this adorable clothespin reindeer craft! Not only will they have so much fun making it but it’s a super easy way to keep them entertained while you’re planning the holiday dinner or decorating.
Clothespin Reindeer Ornament
Simple crafts like this are perfect for kids of all ages. They can be as simple or fancy as your children want them to be. Their little reindeer can be customized with red or brown pom poms for noses, jingly little bells, different facial features or other fun additions. In the end they’ll have a holiday craft that’s uniquely their own.
Another bonus is that these clothespin reindeer crafts are very budget-friendly! All you need are googly eyes, regular clothespins, paint, pom-poms, and a few other basic craft supplies.
A quick trip to your local Dollar Tree should take care of any last-minute supplies you don’t have on hand. (While you’re there, you can pick up the supplies to make this cute paintbrush Santa ornament or this clay pot reindeer ornament!
This easy project makes two cute reindeer ornaments and takes about 30 minutes. Ready to make your own fun Christmas craft? Let’s get this crafting party started!
- First, assemble all of your supplies. Remove the metal springs from your standard wooden clothespins. Each reindeer requires two full clothespins, and you’ll need to line them up on your work area to make a V shape.
- Next, glue the clothespin pieces together using your hot glue gun.
- The next step is to paint the body of the reindeer with brown acrylic paint. You can use any shade of brown you like best. Acrylic paint dries relatively quickly, which is nice if you find that the clothespins need a second coat.
- After your clothespins are fully dried, the next steps are to use small drops of hot glue to attach the googly eyes and the red pom pom nose.
- Now it's time to add a little bit of personality to your clothespin reindeer pair. Tie the skinny plaid ribbon into a bow and glue it to one reindeer’s neck. Attach the mini holly leaf and red berries to the side of the clothespin on the second reindeer.
- Once your little reindeer is completely assembled, you’re ready to glue on the twine. Cut 12” of natural twine and tie in a circle. Then glue the loop to the back of the reindeer, making sure each one is large enough to easily fit on a Christmas tree branch.
- Now your adorable reindeer ornaments are ready to go on the Christmas tree!
Hot Glue Alternative: If you don’t have a hot glue gun or you’ve run out of glue sticks, you can substitute liquid craft glue instead. However, it will take longer for your clothespin reindeer to dry if you go this route.
Reduce cleanup time by setting your clothespin reindeer on a paper plate to dry.
Don't want to try making your own bow? You can buy premade bows on Amazon too.
Congratulations! You’ve created your very own clothespin reindeer to gift to a loved one, use in Christmas displays and decorations, or put on the Christmas tree. What a great craft for everyone in your family to enjoy!
You may also want to check out 15 Awesome Ways to Decorate a Christmas Tree!