Christmas crafting mode is in full swing over, and we’ve been making all kinds of ornaments! You’ve already seen our classic felt Christmas ornaments and our Perler bead ornaments. Now it’s time to make an adorable reindeer ornament out of cardboard and other simple craft supplies.

I would recommend this Christmas craft for kids of all ages – preschoolers all the way up through older kids. Big kids will be able to complete the entire project themselves, but preschoolers will be able to assemble the ornament if you help them cut everything out.

This is a great craft project to make with a class or group because the supplies are very inexpensive, and the finished ornaments are so cute!

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardboard box
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Googly eyes
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • A red button
  • Black marker
  • Glue of your choice. Hot glue, Tacky Glue, Elmer’s glue

The supplies for this Christmas craft couldn’t be simpler. First, grab a cardboard box. It’s best to find one that has at least a small area with no text or markings on it.

Cut a circle out of cardboard. Trace either the bottom or top of a plastic cup to get a good circle. Makes it so easy! Then cut out two ears.

Glue the eyes and nose to the reindeer’s face. Then glue on the ears behind the head.

Hot glue is nice because it dries so quickly, but if you’re doing this Christmas craft with young kids, I would recommend Tacky Glue. Tacky Glue is stronger and dries faster than regular white school glue.

Bend two pipe cleaners into antlers, and then trim off the excess. Glue the antlers to the back of the head. Use a marker to draw a little math on the reindeer. Add some ribbon for hanging the ornament.

We made a few, and put a different color of ribbon on each one.

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  1. Princess Mojisola Ifesola Dec 1, 2020

    Very good craft

  2. Tami Dec 6, 2022

    I think we'll ll try this with felt as well 😊


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