Everyone’s favorite time of the year is finally here and we are ready to dive right into the holiday spirit! Grab your comfiest blanket and a cup of hot cocoa because we have a DIY craft that will get you straight into the jolly spirit. What are the holidays without Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer? This DIY reindeer paper ball will bring your childhood dreams to life by re-creating the adorable reindeer we all know and love. You don’t need a whole elf team to get this craft perfect for your winter wonderland. The few materials needed for this project make it easy to gather with your everyday supplies that are laying around. Light the fireplace and put on your winter sweater, because we are taking you on a crafty sleigh-ride that will even impress Santa Clause himself.
Here are five steps to create these wonderful little holi-yay reminders for your home or classroom!
What you’ll need
- Construction Paper or any brown paper bag
- Googly Eyes
Step #1: Materials
Gather all materials: paper, glue, scissors, googly eyes, pom-poms, and any other decorations you desire.
Step #2: Cut Strips
Using scissors, cut the paper into about 1-1/2 in width by 5 inches in length. For one reindeer, you want a total of four strips of paper to use. The strips do not have to be perfectly cut. Set aside.
Step #3: Assemble Reindeer
Take each strip and start wrapping them around each other to form a ball. To make it easier, glue each piece after each strip is wrapped around. Let dry.
Step #4: Glue Decorations
Apply glue to pom-poms, googly eyes, and other decorations that make up your reindeer's facial features.
Step #5: Repeat
Continue the steps above until the desired number of paper reindeers are made.
For Even More Fun
Tie or glue a string at the top of the reindeer to make an ornament out of it! A unique holiday gift to give to anyone this Winter season!