Christmas is around the corner! If you’re thinking to refresh your ornaments, you don’t need to run to the store for it. Just look around in your crafting boxes and work with what you have.
If you have kids, you probably have some popsicle sticks and acrylic paint laying around the house. And if you’re lucky, some pipe cleaners too. These are the materials you’ll need for your Rudolph popsicle stick Christmas ornament.
It’s as easy as it looks and it’s easily duplicated.
What you’ll need:
- popsicle sticks (3 pieces each)
- acrylic paint (brownish color)
- glue gun
- pipe cleaners
- black sharpie
Step by step:
- Glue + paint: The first two steps can be mixed. If you prefer to glue first, then glue the 3 popsicle sticks in a triangular shape. Make the “V” first, then cross the top with the third stick. When the glue firms up, paint with your desired color. Just a piece of advice: if your pine tree is a deeper green color, pick a brighter brown paint color so that the reindeers won’t get lost. And if you have light green or white Christmas tree, then pick a deeper brown color.
- Eyes and nose: For the eyes you can also use google eyes, or if you prefer something more simple, just draw eyes with a black sharpie. For the nose, I used red or brown pompoms.
- Antlers: Make the antlers first from pipe cleaners. With good scissors, it can be cut easily. When your antlers are ready, glue them to the back side. For this part, pull the trigger good, so it will stick strong. Make it like a bubble.
This simple idea is perfect for tiny hands. Involve your kids in this DIY crafting activity. They will have fun, and crafting makes them more confident. It was my kid’s idea to make the face of the reindeer snowy with the glue gun, but you can also use cotton rounds. And last but not least, it’s a perfect handmade Christmas gift for the family members and their little friends. Hard to spoil, but help them with the pipe cleaners part.