Once upon a time, a popular craft with children was a reindeer made of wooden clothespins, googly eyes, and tiny pom-poms. I have to say I haven’t really seen them in about 15 years or so though. In an attempt to bring the cuteness back, I have put a few together myself!
Only a few items are needed to assemble a whole herd of these little guys. If you would like to try it yourself, here is what you need:
- 3 wooden 3″ clothespins
- 1 small red (or brown)
- 1 white pom-pom
- 2 7mm googly eyes
- 1 1/2″ wooden spool
- tacky glue
- accessories such as jingle bells or ribbon (optional)
- metal ornament hook or ribbon (optional)
First, pick out the best looking clothespin as the head. Glue on the eyes and red pom-pom as the nose. While it dries, glue the other two pins to the spool. After the body and head have had a few minutes to dry, glue the head to the body and then the white pom-pom to other end as a tail. Embellish with ribbon or bells (I used curling ribbon on the antlers and a bell around the neck).
If you want to make this an ornament, either wrap a metal ornament hook or a tie a piece of ribbon around the waist.
Voila! Merry Christmas, everyone!