Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Peanut Reindeer Ornament

The Holiday season is a busy time. Between shopping for gifts, baking yummy treats, gathering with loved ones and dealing with the weather, it's hard to make time for crafting. But if you only craft once this year now is the time to do it. There are so many ideas, and this peanut reindeer ornament is a fun one!

I wouldn't recommend this craft if you or your little ones have a peanut allergy, but if not, this craft is a crowd pleaser for all ages. It's so easy to make!

All you need for this ornament is:
1 peanut
2 googly eyes
1 small red pom pom
1 pipe cleaner/chenille stick
string or ribbon

The first thing to do is glue the googly eyes and pom pom nose to the peanut and let the glue dry.

While you are waiting for the reindeer face to dry, you can work on your antlers. Take one pipe cleaner and fold in half to make a V shape. Twist the bottom of the V together to make a platform to glue the head to.

Make squiggles on both ends of the pipe cleaner and scrunch to create antlers.

 Once the pipe cleaner antlers are finished, add some glue to the base and put a looped piece of string in the glue. This is how you will hang your ornament.

Now put the reindeer face on top of the glue and hold in place for about 20 seconds. After that, just allow the ornament to dry overnight and it's ready to hang on the tree. 

Kids and adults alike can make this easy reindeer ornament, no problem. I hope you enjoyed this project. It is one of several Holiday crafts that I will be making on WDRB in the Morning this month. To see the other projects that I have made, check out my videos on youtube.

Julee from D.I.Y. Louisville has a great project too. Head on over to her blog and check it out.

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