10 Fun Reindeer Crafts to Make for Christmas

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When I was a kid my father lived near a reindeer farm. When I was really little I thought they were Santa's reindeer, which basically meant I thought about Christmas all year round. There was something magical about them, and I hope you can find a little bit of that magic in these 10 reindeer Christmas crafts.

10 Fun Reindeer Crafts to Make for Christmas
Credit: Christmas reindeer, Shutterstock

Egg Carton Reindeer Sleigh
Credit: The Well Nourished Nest

I sometimes forget how awesome egg carton crafts can be. Ashlee's egg carton reindeer sleigh is totally awesome.

wood slice reindeer ornament craft

Credit: Shabby Creek Cottage

I think I like wooden reindeer ornaments more than any other kind of ornament made out of wood. Wood and reindeer just go together in my mind. Just look at Gina's wood slice reindeer ornaments. I need a Rudolph one.

reindeer hat made from sweater craft

Credit: Make It and Love It

I can't believe that Ashley turned an old brown sweater into a reindeer hat. She also made snowman and elf hats using the same method.

reindeer handswirled ornament craft

Credit: Lines Across

I recently stocked up on some clear glass ornaments but I'm kicking myself for not buying craft paint. If I had, I'd be making one of these reindeer hand swirled ornaments that Rachel featured on her blog. You can make Santas too!

reindeer appliqued pillow sewing craft

Credit: Just Crafty Enough

I like sewing projects that are simple enough even I -- with my limited sewing skills -- can do. Kat's appliquéd reindeer pillow is one of those projects. You don't even need a sewing machine!

reindeer glitter footprints art craft

Credit: Craft Crazy Mom

When it comes to Christmas crafts, I've decided that glitter makes everything better. Sure, you could make Maria's glitter footprint reindeer with brown paint but just look at how awesome they look with glitter!

reindeer log wood craft

Credit: Bliss Ranch

Bliss has some serious advanced planning skills. She made this log reindeer in July! Luckily for those of us who are not quite so organized, wood is available year round so nothing is preventing us from making one right now.

reindeer hooded towel sewing craft

Credit: Crazy Little Projects

I know you know a kid who needs one of Amber's reindeer hooded towels.

reindeer glitter ornament craft

Credit: The Graphics Fairy

You know how you can buy those pre-cut wooden shapes in craft stores? I always look at them and think that I don't possess the painting skills to do anything fun with them. I've been schooled by The Graphics Fairy. Paint them all in one color and then cover in glitter to make these sparkly glitter reindeer ornaments.

reindeer paper gift bag craft

Credit: Lines Across

Rachel's reindeer bags are super cute. You could use them as treat bags or as gift bags.

What's your favorite reindeer craft?

Be sure to check out the rest of the posts in our 12 days of Holiday Crafts series.

Karen Ballum is a Community Moderator on BlogHer.com. She also blogs at Sassymonkey and Sassymonkey Reads.

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