Christmas Craft Idea: Rudolph Hanging Decoration

Jennifer Buttner


November 1, 2013

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Are you looking for homemade Christmas decorations for kids ? We love this Rudolph Hanging Decoration as it is made with your child’s own footprint and handprints. We’ve made them a few years in a row, in our house, and it’s lovely to see the decorations getting bigger over the years!

What you need:

  • Brown paper (you can use craft paper or just recycle a brown paper bag)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Googly eyes (available at most craft outlets)
  • Red pompom (availabe at most craft outlets), or glitter.
  • Glue
  • String
  • Tape

What you do:

  1. Trace the child’s footprint on the paper – this will be the reindeer’s head
  2. Trace the child’s handprints on the paper (both hands) – these will be the antlers (Note: if you are doing this craft with more than one child, make sure to write their names or initials on the reverse side of each handprint and footprint.)
  3. Glue the antlers to the back of the head (at the top)
  4. Glue the googly eyes to the face.  If you don’t have googly eyes, it’s easy to make them from paper – just cut circles from black paper and glue onto ovals cut from white paper.
  5. Glue the nose (red pompom/glitter) with glue.  If you don’t have a pompom/glitter, you can make the nose from a circle of red paper, felt, etc.
  6. When the glue is dry, loop the string and tape it to the back of the head between the antlers.
  7. The reindeer decoration is now ready to hang on the tree.

Related : Lots more festive projects in Christmas Craft Ideas.

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