Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer Ornament

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Have your child make one of these fun Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer Ornaments on a wintery afternoon and hang from the tree.


  • Glitter Poms Assorted Sizes 75 Pack
  • Acrylic Paint Pots, 12 Assorted Colors
  • Craft Sticks 150 Pack
  • Skill Sticks
  • Craft Glue
  • 6 inches Red Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • 4 x 2 inch Piece of Cardboard


Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Make Rudolf Christmas Ornament


Christmas Ornament Craft for Kids


Step 2.


Glue (6) Wood Craft Sticks on 4 x 2 inch cardboard base.

Rudolf Christmas Ornament


Step 3.


Paint Wood Craft Sticks with two coats of brown acrylic paint and set aside to dry. This will be your reindeer’s head.

Rudolf Christmas Craft


Step 4.


Take a Wood Skill Stick and break 1/2 inch from the end into 2 pieces as shown. Repeat with a second Wood Skill Stick.

Reindeer Christmas Ornament


Step 5.


Glue the smaller piece of the Wood Skill Stick onto the longer piece to create a “Y” shape. Repeat with second Wood Skill Stick, shaping the “Y” in the other direction. (see next step image for reference)

Make a Christmas Reindeer Ornament


Step 6.


Paint “Y” shaped Wood Skill Sticks with two coats of tan Acrylic Paint and set aside to dry. These will be your antlers.

Make a Reindeer Ornament Craft for Kids


Step 7.


Once paint is dry, begin assembling reindeer. Glue antlers onto back of reindeer head. Glue (2) Wiggly Eyes and a Glitter Pom as the nose.

kids Christmas Craft


Step 8.


Paint on a smile with black Acrylic Paint.

Make a Ornament


Step 9.


Tie knot at end of ribbon. Glue onto the back of the ornament. Allow glue to dry for 30 minutes then it’s ready to display in your home!