Looking for an easy Christmas ornament for kids to make? Keep scrolling to find out how to make these DIY Reindeer Ornaments.
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Every Christmas tree needs a Rudolph ornament. I mean, he’s pretty much the heart and soul of the whole Santa operation.
That’s why I’m sharing these adorable DIY wood slice ornaments!
These are perfect for making with kids or in a classroom setting. The directions are simple and you can buy the materials in bulk.
And these are easy Christmas crafts to make and sell online or at local craft shows.
When it comes to making wood slice Christmas ornaments, this Rudolph ornament is sure to be a instant classic in your family.
Keep scrolling to find out how to make this Rudolph Christmas ornament out of wood slices!
How to Make a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Ornament
Time: 10 minutes
Reindeer Wood Slice Ornament Materials Needed:
- 1 large and 1 small craft wood slice
- Red craft ribbon, cut to 8” in length
- 1 Gold pipe cleaner
- Brown craft foam sheet
- Elmer’s School Glue
- 1 Red craft pom pom
- 2 Adhesive Wiggle Googly Eyes
- Black permanent marker
Reindeer Wood Slice Christmas Ornament Tutorial
Fold the ribbon in half, and place the ends on the back of the large wood slice.
Open a stapler, and place it flush against the ribbon, and staple to the top of the wood slice.
I stapled twice to ensure it was securely attached.
Cut a piece of the gold pipe cleaner, approximately 2” long. Cut an additional piece of pipe cleaner approximately 1 ½” long.
Place the shorter piece behind the longer piece of pipe cleaner in the shape of a cross.
Twist the shorter pipe cleaner once around the longer piece to attach, and then angle upwards to form an antler.
Place the antler to the left of the ribbon, and attach with a stapler to the wood slice.
Repeat this process to make the right antler, and again attach with a stapler to the right of the ribbon.
Cut a 1” strip of the foam sheet.
Fold the end of the strip up approximately 1 ½”.
Cut out a marquis shape to make the ears. You may need to cut again to separate the ears.
Place the foam ears to the left and right of the gold pipe cleaner antlers, and attach to the wood slice using a stapler.
Flip the large wood slice over, and glue the small wood slice to the bottom center. Let dry.
Glue a red pom pom to the top center of the small wood slice.
Remove the backing from the adhesive eyes, and place on the large wood slice above the pom pom nose.
Using a permanent black marker, draw a mouth under the red nose.
Your DIY reindeer ornament is complete, and ready to be hung on the tree!