These HANDPRINT REINDEER ORNAMENTS are SO cute and so easy to make! You just need a few supplies and some cute little hands!
As a child, one of my favorite things to do around Christmastime was making fun crafts and ornaments. My mom saved some of them and now my kids think it’s so fun to see what Mommy made as a little girl.
As a mom now myself, it probably comes as no surprise that I love making Christmas crafts with the kids! I remember making handprint reindeer ornaments at Christmas during my childhood, so I had to make some with the boys while their hands are still small!
- Brown foam sheet (or brown card stock/brown felt)
- Googly eyes
- Red pompoms
- Brown pipe cleaners (chenille stems)
- Ribbon (for hanging on tree/collar)
- Hole punch
- Hot glue
- Trace the kids’ hands on the chosen brown material; then cut out the handprints.
- Hot glue on the googly eyes and the Rudolph red nose.
- For each set of antlers, cut one brown pipe cleaner in half. Then fold the half in half (like a “v” shape). Then, cut the remaining half in half – using those pieces to make the antler tips.
- Punch a hole for the antlers and lace the pipe cleaner through. Then, add the pieces for antler tips and arrange them as you like.
- Punch a hold in the base of the handprint (the reindeer’s back) and lace a ribbon through to hang on the tree.
- Add any other embellishments that you’d like (a collar, a bell, glitter, etc.).
- Don’t forget to write your child’s name and the year on the back of the ornament!
Love these! They always turn out so cute and make great keepsakes to have on the tree each year!