I’m excited to share this easy Christmas craft for kids with you! These adorable Rudolph popsicle stick ornaments are easy to make and super cute too.
Crafting kid-friendly Christmas tree ornaments together for your tree is a fun way to make holiday memories together and squeeze in some quality time with your kids during this busy season. Plus, crafts provide a unique way to build early learning skills and explore creativity.
Rudolph Popsicle Stick Craft Ornament for Kids
You can even use Christmas crafts for kids to help start a conversation this year. Ready to create your own cute Rudolph popsicle stick craft?
Keep reading to learn how.
Rudolph Popsicle Stick Christmas Craft for Kids
This cute keepsake ornament is easy to make with kids. I love including a craft for kids and adults to do together in our holiday celebrations. It’s a great opportunity to encourage connection and spend time talking and listening as you work together to create these cute kid-friendly Christmas tree ornaments.
Ready to begin?
Easy Ornaments to Make
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Popsicle Sticks
- Googly Eyes
- Red Button
- Mini Bells
- Brown Paint
- Brown Pipe Cleaners
- Green Glitter Tape or Ribbon
- Ribbon, Yarn, or Twine
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, you can begin creating your own easy Christmas ornaments.
Follow these steps:
- Begin by glueing the popsicle sticks together to form your Rudolph’s face.
- Next, make your antlers. Cut each brown pipe cleaner in half. Then, bend them into a V shape and attach to the back of Rudolph’s popsicle stick face.
- Then, paint your popsicle sticks with the brown paint.
- Once the paint has dried, you’re ready to create Rudolph’s iconic face. Glue googly eyes and a red button nose to your popsicle stick reindeer face.
- Finally, attach green glitter tape or ribbon to the bottom or Rudolph’s face.
- Don’t forget to attach a ribbon, yarn, or twine to hang your Christmas ornament on the tree for everyone to enjoy.
Christmas Ornaments Crafts with Popsicle Sticks
To begin making this craft, have your children arrange seven small popsicle sticks together. You will need to help them cut down a large popsicle stick into two pieces to glue across the top and bottom of the small popsicle sticks.
You also might want to have the smaller pieces cut down already.
Once the glue has dried completely, your children will turn the popsicle sticks over and paint them brown.
You will want to have both sides of your ornaments completely painted.
We prefer to paint Rudolph a dark brown and Clarice a lighter brown.
For the antlers cut a brown chenille pipe cleaner in half and bend one half into the shape of a V. Then glue the other two pieces to each side of the pipe cleaner that was bent in half.
Next, glue the antlers to the back of the popsicle sticks.
Now it’s time to make their cute faces. Start by, gluing a red button to Rudolph and a black button to Clarice for their nose. Then glue on googly eyes.
Cut a rectangle from red cardstock, washi tape, or scrapbook paper and place it on the bottom of Clarice. Then, cut out a small bow to glue to one of Clarice antler.
You can finish them off with gluing a bell to the bottom and a sting to the top for hanging.
Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids
More Reindeer Fun for Christmas
There are so many fun ways you can enjoy Rudolph and all Santa’s reindeer with your little ones this holiday season! Besides this cute Christmas craft for kids, you could try some of these other great ideas for even more memory making fun together:
- Reindeer Snacks – Enjoy some delicious reindeer themed treats with your family this Christmas! It’s a fun way to make a whole day of Rudolph activities. Start with these chocolate reindeer holiday cookies. They make a delicious addition to your Christmas cookie tray. Looking for a healthy treat? Try Rudolph celery snacks for a fun way to get your kids excited about vegetables this Christmas. Need a super quick Rudolph themed snack? Use a black sharpie to draw eyes on a prepackaged chocolate pudding cup and attach a red pom pom “nose” with hot glue. Voila! You have a Rudolph pudding dessert in minutes to make everyone smile.
- Magical Reindeer Food – For one of our favorite holiday traditions, mix oats with glitter. Then, have your children sprinkle this magical flying reindeer food all around the yard on Christmas Eve. This magical reindeer food helps Santa’s reindeer fly quickly from house to house, so it’s a super fun activity to do just before bed on Christmas Eve night. This tradition has become part of setting out cookies and milk at our house each year.
- Reading Reindeer Stories – Sharing stories together at Christmas is another one of my favorite memories with my children. Reading about reindeer is a fun way to add extra quality time to your crafting day. Check out A Christmas Wish by Lori Evert or How to Catch a Reindeer from Alice Walstead and Andy Elkerton for a Christmas story you won’t soon forget. For a new twist on more traditional Christmas reindeer tales, try The Little Reindeer by Nicola Killen. It’s a magical adventure your kids will love!
- Family Christmas Movie Night – Set up a fun family movie night with your kids this holiday season. Add popcorn, hot chocolate, and your favorite movie treats. Then, watch the 1964 Rankin & Bass classic: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer with your whole family for Christmas. The music in this classic film will have everyone singing by the end of the night! My kids especially love the Jingle, Jingle, Jingle song, the Island of Misfit Toys, and Yukon Cornelius. Who’s your favorite character from the movie?
- Sing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Christmas carols are one of the best things about the holiday season! If your kids don’t already know the classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer song, play it while you create your popsicle stick Christmas craft and teach them to sing along. For extra points, don’t forget to teach them the secret verses! (ie. “like a lightbulb”) You can opt for a traditional version or check out Meghan Trainor’s new version of Rudolph for some pop culture points with the kids this Christmas.
More Easy Ornaments to Make This Year
If you love creating these Rudolph popsicle stick Christmas ornaments together, you won’t want to miss some of my other easy ornaments to make this Christmas.
For even more holiday crafting fun and a whole lot of special memories, check out these other Christmas ornament crafts for kids:
- Personalized Christmas Ornaments Kids Can Make
- Easy to Make Rudolph Christmas Ornaments
- Ultimate Cranberry Playdough Christmas Ornaments
- Crystal Snowflake Ornaments (Science Experiment)
Kid-friendly Christmas Tree Ornaments
All these adorable Christmas crafts for kids, holiday activities, and festive snacks would make a fantastic preschool lesson this December, or use them to add extra memory-making fun to your holiday gatherings with family and friends.
Are you planning a Rudolph the red nosed reindeer themed unit study or preschool theme this December?
Do you like to make Christmas ornaments together, sing Christmas carols and songs, or host Christmas themed family movie nights together during the holidays?
I would love for you to share your favorite holiday crafts and traditions with me in the comment section. I can’t wait to read about all the Christmas fun you’re having with your kids this year!
Rudolph Popsicle Stick Ornament
Fun and Easy Rudolph Popsicle Stick Craft Ornament for Kids
- Popsicle Sticks
- Googly Eyes
- Black and Red Button
- Mini Bells
- Brown Paint
- White Paint Pen
- Brown Chenille Pipe Cleaners
- Red and Green Glitter Tape
- Red Cardstock
- Twine or Ribbon
Arrange seven small popsicle sticks together.
Cut down a large popsicle stick into two pieces and glue across the top and bottom of the small popsicle sticks. Allow the glue to dry completely.
Turn the popsicle sticks over. Paint the front brown, allow to dry and then paint the back brown as well. Paint Rudolph a darker brown and Clarice a lighter brown.
Cut a brown chenille pipe cleaner in half. Bend one half into the shape of a v. Glue the other two pieces to each side of the pipe cleaner that was bent in half. Refer to the photos.
Glue the antlers to the back of the popsicle sticks.
Glue a red button to Rudolph and a black button to Clarice.
Glue on googly eyes.
Glue glitter tape across the bottom of the popsicle sticks slightly wrapping around the back.
Place a bell on a small piece of twine or ribbon and glue to the bottom of the popsicle sticks.
Glue a piece of glitter tape across the back.
Cut a rectangle from red cardstock and cover it with red glitter tape. Cut out the shape of a bow. Glue the bow to Clarice.
Use a white paint pen to add polka dots to Clarice’s bow.
Glue twine or ribbon onto the back of the popsicle sticks for hanging on a tree.
These are so cute and make awesome Christmas presents!