Craft Stick Reindeer

Reindeer are most commonly known as Santa’s mode of transportation, but they are also a real life animal. Make this Craft Stick Reindeer craft and use the opportunity to teach kids about the real reindeer too.

TriviaReindeer are also called caribou, depending on their location. They are called reindeer in Europe, but in North America, reindeer refers to Eurasian populations, and caribou refers to wild populations in North America, according to the San Diego Zoo. Reindeer also often refers to domesticated animals, while caribou refers to wild populations. Source: –  Facts About Reindeer


6 Craft Sticks
2 Skill Sticks
2 Large Wiggle Eyes
1 Small Red Pom Pom
Black Marker
6” Gold Cord
Brown and Tan Acrylic Paint and Brush
Small Bow
Craft Glue
Cardboard Scrap


Line up 6 craft sticks.

Cut a small piece of cardboard slightly smaller than the overall size of the craft sticks. Cover with a thin layer of glue and press into the craft sticks. This will be the back.

Turn over. Paint crafts sticks. Let dry.

Break a double section off each skill stick. Paint all 4 pieces tan. Let dry.

Glue the smaller pieces to the larger pieces to make antlers. Glue to the back of the craft sticks.

Glue on wiggle eyes, nose and bow. Draw on a mouth.

Tie cord into a loop and glue to the back as a hanger.


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