Adorable Pipe Cleaner Reindeer Craft

With Christmas fast approaching and Rudolph-The-Red-Nosed-Reindeer being one of the most loved christmas characters these Pipe Cleaner Reindeer  are the perfect christmas decoration to kick of you christmas crafting.

Requiring very few materials and no cutting or gluing (unless you make a fabric nose) they really are a top Christmas Craft.

Pipe Cleaner Reindeer

You Need

30cm brown cotton pipe cleaners (you can use fluffy chenille but it will alter how they look)
Red pony beads for the nose (rounds, sparkly, stars)
Optional – red fabric scraps (I used felt)

Pipe Cleaner Reindeer

 1.  Slide a pony bead to the centre of your pipe cleaner and gently fold the pipe cleaner in half. If using fabric scraps glue your fabric around the centre of the pipe cleaner.
2.  Twist your pipe cleaner ends together about half way upas in the photo below.

Pipe Cleaner Reindeer

3.  Shape the loop of pipe cleaner not a triangular shape.
4.  Pinch out and up, the top corners of the triangle to form ears.

Pipe Cleaner Reindeer

5. Squeeze in the two bottom sides near to your nose to make the reindeer snout.
6. Bend the two bits of sticky up pipe cleaner into antler shapes.

Pipe Cleaner Reindeer

T’dah… all done. Now you can attach some fine cotton thread or ribbon and hang them from your Christmas Tree, give them as a gift, tie them to a present or even stick them to the front of a Christmas Card.

Beautifully simple and elegant Pipe Cleaner Reindeer Craft. Great for tree decorations, cards, gift tags. So versatile.

Sometimes the the nicest Christmas decorations are the simplest and these definitely fall into that category.


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6 Responses to Adorable Pipe Cleaner Reindeer Craft

  1. Deborah says:

    I teach a special education art class and this was a perfect craft idea for my class. Thank you.

  2. I love how simple this is!

  3. Jen says:

    These are just adorable, you queen of pipe cleaner crafts!

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  5. Orli says:

    Love the idea! I think even a family of really really non-creative types like us can manage to do this 🙂 Have a fab Christmas!

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