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Nature Reindeer

This reindeer is a great craft to make for the holidays, this craft takes 45 minutes to an hour and includes going outside to find the right pieces. This original craft has been created by a CT English Middle School Leo student.

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Take a walk in the woods or a park to collect some of these items from nature:

  • 2 pieces of thick bark (don’t take it from the tree) one larger and one smaller for the body

  • 1 stick evenly (or as close as you can) broken up into four pieces for the legs

  • A redwood seed pod and another broken stick slightly longer than the legs for the head and neck 

  • 2 tiny broken sticks to be antlers

Additional tools that will be needed:

  • Hand gardening clipper

  • Hot glue gun

  • Parent or guardian supervision is recommended if you are not old enough to use any of the materials


  • Lay the small piece of bark on top of the big piece, this will make the body, hot glue then wait and flip over.

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  • Take your seed pod and the designated neck, use the bigger end of the seed pod as the area that connects to the neck, hot glue the head to the neck. Hold it steady until the glue has started to fog up.

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  • Take your four legs and glue them to the top of the big piece and the side of the smaller piece, hold until the glue has fogged up and trim the legs until they are even.

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  • To make the antlers you want to cut your brown pipe cleaner so that it looks natural and lay the pipe cleaner on the twig that is the antlers, hot glue them down and wait until the glue has FULLY DRIED then bend the pipe cleaner into an antler shape.

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  • Attach the 2 antlers to the top of the seed pod head and hold until the glue is foggy.

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  • Glue the eyes and the red pom pom nose to the head.

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  • Attach the head and neck to the flattest end of the body, you can tilt the head anyway you want to, you can trim the extra neck if you want.

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  • Make the tail out of a small piece of leftover pipe cleaner, roll the tail up into a swirly pattern and then pinch one of the ends. Attach the tail to the opposite end using hot glue, wait for the glue to fog up and then bend the tail the way you want.  

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Presented by:  CT English Middle School Leo Club


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