Looking for Christmas craft ideas? I’ve got one for the kids today that is just as fun to play with as it is to make!
There is something my three-year-old loves more than anything; a good pair of pajamas. She literally has a whole collection of pajamas and refuses to wear anything else when we are at the house. There is one pair in particular that she has been so excited about lately, and it’s an adorable pair of red reindeer pajamas. Ever since pulling these special Christmas jammies out, she’s been talking about all things reindeer! This is what inspired today’s craft!
Sometimes craft ideas come to me in the most unusual way, like while cooking eggs at 6:30 in the morning! Just a few days ago I was doing exactly that, and sat their looking at the egg carton before I threw it away. I always try and come up with recycled crafts like this toilet paper roll caterpillar or our lemon juice bottle duck. While looking at the carton and listening to my daughter singing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” in the other room, this idea came to me! I don’t know who was more giddy about making it, me or her.
Here’s how we created our egg carton reindeer craft!
Red Pom Poms
What to do:
Cut the egg carton in half. Paint brown and let dry. (We used watered down brown paint to make it stretch farther since the carton soaks it up.)
Cut out small circles for reindeer heads. Add googly eyes, pom poms for noses, and pipe cleaners for the antlers using hot glue.
Attach a ribbon to the side of the carton for the “reigns”.
Using a black marker, draw the hooves on the reindeer legs.
Make the back of the sleigh by attaching red construction paper to the carton.