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Easy Reindeer Popsicle Stick Craft For Kids

There’s never too many ways to celebrate Christmas!

Whether your family does caroling, visits with Santa, or makes Christmas cookies, it’s the best time of year for building memories.

Another great way to do that is by making this reindeer popsicle stick craft with the kids! It’s a fun preschool Christmas craft that’s good for making with preschoolers and elementary-aged children.

We’re walking you through step by step with our video or written directions so your children can make their own reindeer to have as a keepsake for years to come!

How To Make A Popsicle Stick Reindeer

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Supplies

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Directions

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

hands holding popsicle stick reindeer craft

Take 4 popsicle sticks and line them up. Cut a regular popsicle stick into thirds.

Stretch a glue dot along the length of the cut popsicle sticks and glue horizontally across the top, middle, and bottom of the 4 popsicle sticks, like in the picture below.

hands gluing 4 popsicle sticks together

Flip the 4 popsicle sticks over and paint them in 1-2 thin coats of brown paint. Let dry completely before moving on.

hands painting 4 popsicle stick brown

Glue the reindeer eyes about .75″ from the top of the reindeer.

hands gluing eyes on popsicle stick reindeer

Use the black marker to draw a smile below the nose.

hands drawing smile on popsicle stick reindeer

Take the red pom pom and glue it slightly below and in between the eyes.

hands gluing red pom pom nose on popsicle stick reindeer

Glue the antlers to the top of the popsicle sticks.

hands gluing antlers on popsicle stick reindeer

Place the reindeer’s collar about a 1.5″ from the bottom of the popsicle sticks and glue in place. Trim off the excess paper.

hands gluing collars on popsicle stick reindeer

Glue 3 yellow mini pom poms across the reindeer’s collar.

hands gluing yellow pom poms on popsicle stick reindeer

That’s it! Now your kiddo has a cute reindeer popsicle stick craft to give to someone special or save for the future!

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Christmas Camp For Kids

We constantly receiving emails from readers about compiling all of our ideas in one place so families or teachers can have a week long list of activities to do with the kids, so that’s exactly what we’re doing!

Whether you call it an at home Christmas camp or themed unit, we know the kids will love celebrating Christmas in many different ways. Choose one or two of your favorite ideas or do them all – whatever works best for you!

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To sneak in some more educational Xmas activities, try these Christmas pattern block mats. They’re a fun hands-on activity that will help kids with fine motor skills and shape recognition.

Christmas color by number worksheets are another way to work on number recognition, following directions, and fine motor skills.

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If sensory play is your child’s favorite you have to try out this Grinch themed sensory bin or this edible candy cane slime!

Of course, there’s always time for more Xmas crafts, right? Try out this reindeer headband craft, this recycled Christmas tree craft, or this Grinch handprint craft.

No matter what activity you choose, these ideas will make it a festive Christmas season!

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Reindeer Popsicle Stick Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This reindeer popsicle stick craft is a fun and simple Christmas craft the kids will love creating!

Materials

  • Popsicle/craft sticks
  • Glue dots or hot glue
  • Glue stick
  • 1" red or black pom pom
  • Black marker
  • Paintbrush
  • Brown paint
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Reindeer template (enter your email in the form at the end of the page to grab the link)

Instructions

  1. Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces you'll need.
  2. Take 4 popsicle sticks and line them up. Cut a regular popsicle stick into about thirds.
  3. Stretch a glue dot along the length of the cut popsicle sticks and glue horizontally across the top, middle, and bottom of the 4 popsicle sticks, like in the picture below.
  4. Flip the 4 popsicle sticks over and paint them in 1-2 thin coats of brown paint. Let dry completely before moving on.
  5. Glue the reindeer eyes about .75" from the top of the reindeer.
  6. Use the black marker to draw a smile below the nose.
  7. Take the red pom pom and glue it slightly below and in between the eyes.
  8. Glue the antlers to the top of the popsicle sticks.
  9. Place the reindeer's collar about a 1.5" from the bottom of the popsicle sticks and glue in place. Trim off the excess paper.
  10. Glue 3 yellow mini pom poms across the reindeer's collar.

Popsicle Stick Reindeer Template

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Chloe

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

Can I get the the popsicle reindeer template and the Grinch please

Sam

Thursday 13th of May 2021

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of each post and the link will be sent to you ?

Kendra Allen

Friday 11th of December 2020

Would love the reindeer template for my SPED class!

Maria Flores

Monday 14th of December 2020

This is such a great idea and can't wait to have the kids do this on Christmas.

Sam T

Friday 11th of December 2020

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the page and the link will be sent to you ?

Cecily

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Thanks!

Sam T

Friday 11th of December 2020

You're very welcome!

alysha allarie

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Hi there! This craft is a great idea! Love it! Can I grab the template from you? Thanks so much!

Sam T

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Hi! Yes, you can. No need to ask. All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will be sent to you :)

alysha

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Hi there! Love this craft! Can I get the template?

Sam T

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Thanks so much! Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will be sent to you :)

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