What a lot of fun we’ve had this weekend making use of some of the pinecones the children have collected to make these cute and easy Pinecone Reindeer. I’m so excited to get the Christmas tree out because I know they are going to look just adorable hanging next to our Paper Ornaments and Handprint Angels.
We are total reindeer fans in this house and add a few new reindeer crafts to our collection each year. Before you get busy with our pinecone reindeer tutorial you might like to pin or share some of our other favourites to come back to later too.
Amongst readers favourites are gorgeous rustic Burlap Reindeer Ornaments perfect for decorating the Christmas tree. Delicious Reindeer Cupcakes which are a great way to get kids busy and creative in the kitchen. Reindeer Bottle Toppers which turn any bottle into something festive and fun and Reindeer Sock Puppets which are no-sew so they’re really easy to make and a fun way to encourage imaginative play.
What did I tell you? We’re totally nuts about reindeer! Now back to those pinecone reindeer, I bet you’ll want to make a whole herd!
Supplies To Make Pinecone Reindeer
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- Pinecones of course!
- Ribbon or thread for hanging UK / US
- Fabric scraps or felt for ears.
- Googly Eyes UK / US
- Sparkly Pipe cleaners UK / US
- Glitter Pom-Poms UK / US or Buttons UK / US for noses.
- UHU Glue UK / US
These Pinecone Reindeer Are Such Easy Christmas Decorations To Make!
First of all we cut a bit of ribbon and glued it on to the bottom of the pinecone to make a hoop for hanging the finished reindeer onto the Christmas tree. I love using UHU glue for projects like this because it dries clear and really quickly too.
We twisted the pipe cleaners into the shape of antlers. You can make these as big or small as you like. My boys opted for little antlers because they thought they were ‘sweeter’! And we cut some little fabric shapes to make the reindeer’s ears.
Then it’s just a case of choosing your eyes size and your nose and sticking them on!
We made quite a few different Pinecone Reindeer ornaments and each one seemed to have its own personality! The boys named the button nosed reindeer Oink instead of Rudolf! His little button does look a bit snouty doesn’t it LOL!
If you’re like me and love all things reindeer then you’ll adore our free printable Reindeer Antlers to wear. Just print them out and colour them and the whole family can enjoy being little festive reindeer! And that’s not all! We’ve even got a fun little Reindeer Action Song too!
Looking for gifts for the children this Christmas? We have a fabulous selection of Bargain Stocking Stuffers that can be enjoyed all year round.
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