Toilet Roll Reindeer

Toilet Roll Reindeer: a cute  homemade Christmas ornament for kids to make.

If you’re looking for an absolutely adorable Christmas craft for your kids to make this year, you have to try these toilet roll reindeer!  They’re quick and easy to make, and I think they’re one of the cutest homemade Christmas ornaments the kids have ever made here in my home daycare.

toilet roll reindeer

What is it about toilet roll crafts?  I just love them.  So when I saw Kiki Create’s Christmas Critters over at Craft Snob the other day, I added toilet roll reindeer to my list of Christmas Craft Ideas.  

easy christmas crafts - toilet roll reindeer

These reindeer are easy to make!  Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

Toilet roll reindeer supplies:

  • toilet roll tubes (or paper towel rolls, wrapping paper rolls etc.)
  • brown wallpaper samples (you could use sand paper or brown paint)
  • brown pipe cleaners
  • red artificial berries or red pom poms, buttons etc.
  • googly eyes
  • glue

 

supplies for toilet roll reindeer

Wallpaper sample books: a thrifty craft supply

Yes, I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again!  Wallpaper sample books are awesome when you’re crafting with kids. The colours, patterns and textures are great for so many projects, and it beats buying expensive scrapbooking paper.  Just ask at your local paint and paper shop if they have any expired wallpaper books that they could part with.  My store here usually hands me over 4 or 5 books at a time, happy that they don’t have to pay to dispose of them in the trash.

How we made our toilet roll reindeer:

We cut our toilet rolls in half and covered them with a brown wall paper sample.  Alternatively, you could paint yours toilet roll  or cover it with a piece of brown felt or sandpaper)

Then I poked a hole in each side of the top of the tube for the hooligans to slide their pipe cleaner “antlers” through. 

For the noses, we used some artifitcial berries that were on a wire. We poked that wire through a hole in the front of the tube, and bent the wire inside the tube, to hold the nose in place.

Then we glued our eyes in place, and attached a ribbon for hanging.

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Yours in play, Jackie from Happy Hooligans

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