If you need some fun Christmas crafts for your kids this year, these two reindeer craft projects are fast, easy and inexpensive. But your kids will love them! Follow the directions below to create your own reindeer crafts that can be used as Christmas tree ornaments or gifts to family.

Clothespin Reindeer Instructions

Here’s an easy kids holiday project that can be finished in less than 10 minutes if you keep it simple. There’s an optional step to paint the clothespins so they look more like reindeer, and it may take longer than 10 minutes if you’re adding this step, but this is still a quick project.

Materials Needed

– 3 clothespins (the old-fashioned kind work best)

– 2 googly eyes

– 1 red pom pom

– glue

– (optional) brown paint and/or red ribbon

Directions for Making a Clothespin Reindeer

(Optional Step 1) Use tempera paint to make the clothespins brown. If you do this step, you’ll need to let the paint dry before continuing.

1. Glue two clothespins on top of each other to create the reindeer’s body.

2. Glue the third clothespin upside down on top of the others to create the reindeer’s head and antlers.

3. Glue the eyes and pom pom on the top clothespin to make the reindeer’s eyes and nose.

4. Tie a red ribbon around the reindeer to turn it into a Christmas tree ornament. Voila! You’re done!

How to Make a Popsicle Stick Reindeer

This craft is great for small kids, but fun for slightly older kids, too. And it’s easy and cheap – you can make a popsicle stick reindeer in about five minutes with very simple supplies.

Materials Needed

– 3 popsicle sticks

– 2 googly eyes

– 1 red pom pom

– glue

Popsicle Stick Reindeer Instructions

1. Glue two popsicle sticks together so they form a V shape.

2. Glue the third popsicle stick across the others approximately 1/3 of the way from the top so the bottom sticks poke out at the top like antlers.

3. Glue the eyes just under the cross stick.

4. Glue the red pom pom at the point of the V-shaped sticks to make the nose.

Adapted with permission from Easy Reindeer Crafts for Kids on HubPages