This easy craft can involve the whole family. The reindeer made from clothespins look great on your tree and make wonderful gifts for friends and neighbors. Here’s how to make them.
Things You’ll Need:
- 3 wooden clothespins (flat peg type)
- colored markers
- felt (green, white,red)
- tiny red pom-pom or bead
- googly eyes
- strong thread or light yarn
I leave the clothespins natural, but some people like to paint them brown. Glue two clothespins together to form the legs of the reindeer.
Glue another clothespin to the legs, but it goes upward to form the reindeer’s head and antlers. Note the proportions in the picture.
Drill a hole in the reindeer to thread through the hanger. An adult will need to do this part. The thread for hanging could also be glued between the head and body (then no hole is needed).
Glue on the googly eyes. Glue on the red pom-pom nose (or the red bead). Cut out and glue on the felt for a holly leaf accent above the eyes.
Glue on some white felt for his tail.
Tips & Warnings
- Googly eyes and felt are available at discount stores or craft stores.
- I’ve used red yarn for hanging the reindeer and at other times gold heavy thread. Thin wire would work also.