Yarn Wrapped Reindeer Craft for Kids

Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer is among the most popular Christmas characters and he’s a favorite at our house. With Christmas time approaching it’s the perfect time to pull out your favorite Rudolph children’s book or the classic movie and then get crafting an adorable reindeer craft. For some extra inspiration, here’s a great yarn wrapped reindeer craft that your kids will love creating! Not only is it adorable but the yarn wrapping and clothespins in this fun craft make for great fine motor work for kids.

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HOW TO MAKE A YARN WRAPPED REINDEER CRAFT


Supplies you will need:

Looking for a fun Christmas Reindeer book? Try Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Robert May.


Directions:

1. Start by painted the front of your two clothespins with your brown paint. Set them aside to dry completely.

2. Cut a triangle shape out of your cardboard. Cut a long length of brown yarn. Tape one end to the cardboard triangle. Wrap the yarn around the triangle every which way direction until the triangle is mostly full. When you reach the end of your yarn, tape it down onto the back of the reindeer. Wrapping around a triangle can be a bit tricky and that’s what make it such a great fine motor activity for kids. You could also make small slits along the edge of the triangle to help youngsters with their wrapping. 

3. Cut your brown pipe cleaner in half and wrap each half around your clothespins leaving the ends out to make reindeer antlers. Attach the clothespins to the wrapped triangle.

4. Finish your reindeer by using glue or Glue Dots to add on a red pom pom nose and googly eyes. We love using Glue Dots so we don’t have to wait for glue to dry.


You can also turn this cute reindeer craft into a Christmas tree ornament by punching a hole at the top and tying a ribbon to it.


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