Turn three small twigs into Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer! All you need are twigs, a pompom and some googly eyes! Quick and easy, last-minute craft to hang on the Christmas tree or to use as gift-toppers.
See all of our reindeer ornaments and crafts here.
Looking for a simple, last-minute Christmas craft for the kids to make this week?
It doesn’t get any easier than this adorable 3-twig Rudolph ornament.
This is actually the second twig reindeer craft we’ve made this week. Check out our adorable “tiny twig reindeer with scarf” ornament here.
For this craft, three twigs are glued together to form a reindeer face and antlers. Add eyes, pompom nose and a little red bow, and you have an adorable Rudolph to hang on the Christmas tree or to use as a gift-topper.
No twigs? Use popsicle sticks!
Part of the fun with a twig craft is having the kids search for twigs in the yard or on a nature walk. If you can’t get outside or if the ground is covered with snow, you can use painted popsicle sticks instead.
Glue gun required
You’ll need to use a glue gun to sticks your twigs together, so young children will need some assistance.
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- 3 small, sturdy twigs
- google eyes
- red pom pom
- scrap of red yarn or ribbon
- low heat glue gun
- metallic thread or ribbon for hanging
Time needed: 20 minutes.
How to Make a 3-Twig Rudolph Christmas Tree Ornament
- Prep Twigs
Trim your twigs to the length you want for your ornament.
If you’re using popsicle sticks instead of twigs, paint them and let them dry.
- Glue Twigs
Glue two twigs together to form a “V”.
Glue the third twig across the “V” close to the top to form a triangle. Be sure the twigs extend beyond the top and sides a little for the antlers.
- Add Eyes and Nose
Glue two googly eyes close to the bottom of the “V” and a red pom pom to the tip of the “V”.
- Attach Bow
Make a bow out of a piece of yarn or ribbon and glue to one of Rudolph’s antlers.
- Add Thread or Ribbon for Hanging
Tie a piece of metallic thread or ribbon to the top twig of your reindeer ornament for hanging.
Hang your adorable twig Rudolph on the Christmas tree or use it as a gift-topper.
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