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This adorable Rudolph ornament is going to look so good hanging on your tree this year and for many years to come!
Kids will love creating this adorable Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer ornament this year. You’ll love hanging it on the tree year after year. Be sure to add this adorable ornament craft to your preschool Christmas activities.
This adorable homemade Christmas ornament will look so cute on your Christmas tree. Kids can also add their name and date to the back and give it to grandparents for a Christmas keepsake.
In just 10-15 minutes, your preschoolers can whip up this simple Christmas ornament to decorate your home or classroom.
Other than the wood slices, you’ve likely got these craft supplies on hand already. Gather them, and let’s get crafty!
What You’ll Need
- 1 large and 1 small craft wood slice
- Red craft ribbon, cut to 8” in length
- gold pipe cleaner/chenille stem
- brown craft foam or felt
- Elmer’s glue
- 1 red mini pom pom
- 2 googly eyes
- black sharpie
What You’ll Do
Fold the ribbon in half, and place the ends on the back of the large wood slice. Open a stapler, and place it flush against the ribbon, and staple to the top of the wood slice. I stapled twice to ensure it was securely attached.
If you’re doing this in a classroom setting, you can have a parent volunteer do this part before starting the craft with your kiddos.
Cut a piece of the gold pipe cleaner, approximately 2” long. Cut an additional piece of pipe cleaner approximately 1 ½” long.
Place the shorter piece behind the longer piece of pipe cleaner in the shape of a cross. Twist the shorter pipe cleaner once around the longer piece to attach, and then angle upwards to form an antler.
Place the antler to the left of the ribbon, and attach with a stapler to the wood slice. Repeat this process to make the right antler, and again attach with a stapler to the right of the ribbon.
Cut a 1” strip of the foam sheet. Fold the end of the strip up approximately 1½”. Cut out a marquis shape to make the ears.
You may need to cut again to separate the ears. Place the foam ears to the left and right of the gold pipe cleaner antlers, and attach to the wood slice using a stapler.
Flip the large wood slice over, and glue the small wood slice to the bottom center. Let dry.
Glue a red pom pom to the top center of the small wood slice.
Remove the backing from the adhesive eyes, and place on the large wood slice above the pom pom nose.
Using a permanent black marker, draw a mouth under the red nose. Your ornament is complete, and ready to be hung on the tree!
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Christmas
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.
Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.