Wooden Spoon Reindeer
As we gathered our materials to make a wooden spoon reindeer, I quickly realized my five-year-old would not be making a traditional Rudolph. She had bigger plans as she searched for colored beads and hot pink pipe cleaners. So of course I went with it. After all, thinking outside the box is my kind of creative style! Whether you want to make a reindeer with a red nose or a green one, this easy winter craft is a cinch to make and lots of fun for the little ones!
How We Did It
You can paint your spoons if you desire, but we were happy with the color of ours on this day so we left them as is.
For antlers, cut one pipe cleaner in half and twist it around each other to create an antler look. You can see the fun we had trying the antlers on ourselves.
Masking tape holds the antlers on perfectly to the back of the spoon. I love all the fun colors pipe cleaners are available in now! I found a bunch of brightly colored cleaners at the dollar store--score!
Next, we added on the face details with glue. You could stick to the basic googly eyes and pom-poms or use beads, buttons, sequins, and even markers to just draw on a simple face.
As the faces came together, the talk of reindeer names began. I don't know if it's just my kids, but they name everything!
A pipe cleaner around the neck is the perfect scarf for our reindeer. Check out the purple ears! I mentioned that it looked like a winter bear instead of a reindeer and quickly got "it's a baby purple magical reindeer, MOM!" Of course, what was I thinking??
Once these cute reindeer were dry, the kids had so much fun making them talk to each other and flying their magical reindeer through the sky. Here is my two-year-old having some serious reindeer-to-boy chats.
Love the simple crafts that allow the fun to continue after we finish the project.