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Easy Reindeer Clothespin Craft For Kids [With Template]

This clothespin reindeer craft is the perfect Christmas project for kids to make. 

As you know, we love holiday crafts, especially reindeer crafts for kids.

This year we decided to create this fun reindeer craft. What we love most about this craft is that it only takes a few basic craft supplies that you probably already have on hand.

We’re also giving you our free printable template to make this project even easier! This craft is simple enough to create with young kids at home or in the classroom. 

We think this is the perfect craft for kids as young as preschoolers all the way up to 2nd grade.

Read the directions below or watch our video for step by step directions and pictures so your child can make their very own reindeer craft to display all season long!

Reindeer Christmas Craft

clothespin reindeer craft image collage with the words reindeer clothespin in the middle

Supplies

Directions

Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding clothespin reindeer craft

Glue the pink inner ears to both of the reindeer’s ears.

hand gluing inner ear to paper reindeer craft

Place the mouth at the bottom of the reindeer’s head and glue in place.

hands gluing nose to clothespin reindeer craft

Glue the nose in place just above the smile line. You can use a paper nose or a giant pom pom.

If you’re using the pom pom, we suggest securing it with a glue dot. Simply stretch it out on the paper, then push the pom into it to secure. It’s much easier to use a glue dot over liquid glue and it’s more durable.

hands gluing pom pom nose to clothespin reindeer craft

If you’re using plain clothespins, paint the entire surface dark brown. Acrylic paint dries quickly so you can wait until one side is mostly dry then let if fully dry on the opposite side. Repeat for both clothespins.

hands place clothespin antlers on paper reindeer craft

Open up the clothespins and attach them to the top of the head, in between the ears.

Now your child has a cute reindeer craft that they’re going to love!

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Why this reindeer craft is great?

This reindeer craft is great for kids of all ages to help improve fine motor skills while having fun crafting.  

  • Cutting helps strengthen hand muscles and build hand-eye coordination. It also helps with focus. 
  • Pinching clothespins also helps with pincer grasps and improves strength in children’s hands. 

If you are looking for another Christmas activity that uses fine motor skills these Christmas pattern block mats are a perfect quiet project for your child.

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Reindeer Craft Activities

Kids love reindeer. There just seems to be magic that surrounds them. With so many fun and simple reindeer activities out there, the whole family can gather and build sweet Christmas memories!

If you love creating crafts with your kids then we have lots of great ideas to help you get started making a whole collection of reindeer!

Just remember you don’t have to do every idea. Pick a few favorites and work on them throughout the season. 

As you may know, we love paper bag crafts so of course, we have a reindeer paper bag craft for kids.

We enjoy puppet crafts because they’re simple, fun to make, and great for pretend play!

Another favorite of ours is creating crafts out of recycled materials. These toilet paper roll reindeer are made of a simple cardboard tube that transforms into a festive reindeer.

Next time you think about tossing your toilet paper roll, save it for one of our many toilet paper crafts for kids.

clothespin reindeer craft

Handprint crafts are fun to make with younger kids and this handprint reindeer craft for kids is no exception.

It uses simple materials and who doesn’t love turning their handprints into an amazing piece of art? The great thing about this craft is it doesn’t use paint so you don’t have to worry about cleaning a paint mess. 

If you’re feeling extra motivated then make this handprint reindeer card for friends and family. It gives any gift a special touch!

two clothespin reindeer crafts

As a mom, there’s nothing cuter than seeing your kiddo coming out of school wearing a cute headband craft.

If you love them as much as we do, this reindeer headband craft is a must. Can you imagine all the kids wearing these at Christmas dinner? How adorable!

No matter what reindeer crafts you decide to do with the kids, it will certainly bring the spirit and magic of Christmas into your home!

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

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Reindeer Clothespin Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this cute and festive reindeer clothespin craft with the kids this Christmas!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock
  • Clothespins (plain to paint or colored clothespins)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Giant pom pom (2")
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Reindeer template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)

Instructions

  1. Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Glue the pink inner ears to both of the reindeer's ears.
  3. Place the mouth at the bottom of the reindeer's head and glue in place.
  4. Glue the nose in place just above the smile line. You can use a paper nose or a giant pom pom. If you're using the pom pom, we suggest securing it with a glue dot. Simply stretch it out on the paper, then push the pom into it to secure. It's much easier to use a glue dot over liquid glue and it's more durable.
  5. If you're using plain clothespins, paint the entire surface dark brown. Acrylic paint dries quickly so you can wait until one side is mostly dry then let if fully dry on the opposite side. Repeat for both clothespins
  6. Open up the clothespins and attach them to the top of the head, in between the ears.

Free Reindeer Template

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Raluca Maria Gut

Sunday 20th of December 2020

Hello! You have great ideas! Thank you for sharing them!

Sam T

Monday 21st of December 2020

Thanks so much! So glad you're enjoying them!

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