Rudolph the Reindeer, Santa and Friends

Who doesn't know and love Rudolph the reindeer with his bright red nose! He is definitely one of my favourite Christmas characters and the song about him is a must-have around Christmas in our house!

It's definitely great fun to bring this lovely reindeer to life and have him around the house - whether as a decoration for the tree, your windows or your tables.

Rudolph the Reindeer

Cone decorations are easy to make even for young children. You can turn them into any Christmas character you like - they will look great around the house or on your Christmas tree.

You can decorate them in many different ways, drawing faces on them or using pre-cut shapes, glitter, pompoms, wobbly eyes or feathers. The possibilities are endless!

In this example, we will show you step-by-step how to make Rudolph the reindeer.

Time needed:

30 minutes

What you need:

  • card (or thick paper)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • stapler (or sticky tape)
  • black paper
  • glue
  • wobbly eyes
  • red pompom for the nose

1. Draw half a circle onto the card and carefully cut it out. You can use a plate or a pair of compasses.

2. Make a cone out of the cut-out semicircle and staple it together. Alternatively use sticky tape.

3. Use black paper to cut out some antlers and glue them onto the cone.

4. Glue on the wobbly eyes.

5. Glue on the red pompom for the nose. You might have to hold it in place for a little while for it to dry and not fall off!


Use the same technique to make Santa and other Christmas characters such as angels. Use red paper for Santa's body and white cotton wool for his beard! For an angel you could use white or silver paper and decorate them with glitter and gold.

Cork Reindeer

Another great way to use Reindeer Rudolph as Christmas decoration around the house or on the Christmas tree is this one - we got it from one of our readers, Kirstie. Thank you very much for this lovely Christmas craft idea!

Time needed:

30 minutes

What you need:

  • a wine cork
  • two wobbly eyes
  • a red pompom nose
  • a brown pipe cleaner for the antlers
  • glue
  • ribbon to make the hanger

1. Glue two wobbly eyes on one side of the cork.

2. Glue the red pompom nose to the end.

3. Let the glue dry before going to the next step.

4. Take one brown pipe cleaner and wrap it around the cork, behind the eyes, crossing them close to the cork to form an "X"

5. You can now make the antlers whatever shape you’d like them to be.

6. Create a loop out ribbon. This will be the hanger.

7. Glue it to the back of the cork.


What now?

Have you made some Christmas cookies, yet? Have a look at our Christmas cookie recipe and see what you think of it! They are yummy!

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