These adorable popsicle stick Christmas crafts are a wonderful way to make simple Christmas crafts that boost holiday cheer during the holiday season with kids of all ages.
Popsicle Stick Christmas Crafts
I’m so excited to share a few easy Christmas craft ideas with you today.
These popsicle stick Christmas craft ideas are a fun way to create festive craft stick ornaments during the holiday season.
Kids of all ages will enjoy make these popsicle stick ornaments that they’ll proudly want to display as Christmas decorations on their tree.
Continue reading to find out how to make your own popsicle stick Christmas ornaments this year.
We’ve provided a step by step tutorial and a free printable template that is perfect for little kids and older kids to follow and use.
Supplies For a Popsicle Stick Reindeer & Santa
Popsicle stick Christmas crafts are our favorite holiday crafts because they use basic supplies.
Here are the simple supplies you will need to make this easy craft stick Reindeer and Santa Claus.
All of these simple crafting supplies to make popsicle stick Christmas crafts can be bought at online or at your local craft store or dollar store.
- Different colors of card stock or construction paper (red, brown, white and black)
- Glue or hot glue gun
- Jumbo craft sticks
- Googly eyes
- Cotton balls
- Styro balls (optional, but you can use the eyes in the template provided)
- Pipe cleaners (optional, for hanging if you want to hang your ornament)
- Red pom poms (optional)
- Printable template (get download link below)
How To Make A Popsicle Stick Reindeer
Step 1: Start by downloading and printing the free printable template we created. Click here to download that free reindeer template now. Plan to download this and then trace the shapes on to cardstock paper of the appropriate color. If you do not have cardstock you can print a color version on white cardstock and make the craft that way.
Step 2: Using sharp scissors, cut out the reindeer shapes you just printed by tracing each shape on to a corresponding card stock or construction paper of the same color. Very small children might need a little help here.
Step 3: Glue 4 large popsicle sticks together as show in the picture. To create a neat and strong popsicle stick base we suggest supporting it with small wooden sticks across the back. You can also cut smaller popsicle sticks into pieces to do this.
Step 4: Cut your styrofoam ball in half. We created eye templates in the printable template if you prefer to use paper eyes. These popsicle stick Christmas crafts are adorable with both types of eyes.
Step 5: Attach the styrofoam eyes with glue and then top with the black circles to complete the reindeer’s eyes.
Step 6: Attach the antlers at the top of the eyes. Glue the reindeer’s nose below the eyes. Glue a red pom pom or a small piece of red felt as the reindeer’s nose.
Step 7: Let the craft dry completely before handling or displaying it.
How To Make A Popsicle Stick Santa
Step 1: Start by downloading and printing the printable template provided. Click here to download that free reindeer template now. Plan to download this and then trace the shapes on to cardstock paper of the appropriate color. If you do not have cardstock you can print the color version of the template on white cardstock and make the craft that way.
Step 2: Cut out the shapes you printed by tracing Santa’s various components on appropriately colored cardstock paper or construction paper.
Step 3: Glue four popsicle sticks together. For a neater and sturdier base we suggest gluing small popsicle sticks across the back.
Step 4: Attach the red rectangle on the bottom half of the popsicle base as Santa’s suit.
Step 5: Next, glue the Santa’s red hat to the top of the base.
Step 6: Glue cotton following a wide letter U shape in between Santa’s hat and suit. This will be his beard. Glue a small piece of cotton to the top of Santa’s hat.
Step 7: Attach Santa’s eyes using glue. If you prefer you can use paper eyes instead of googly eyes. Use half a Styrofoam ball for each of Santa’s buttons.
More Christmas Craftivities and Activities For Kids
Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees
These adorable popsicle stick Christmas tree ornaments are a great Christmas craft option for young children with little hands. Use glue dots to have kids work on their fine motor skills while decorating these handmade Christmas ornaments in different ways. Let them get creative with the tree trunk and topper at the top of the tree. Kids are always so proud of their cute Christmas tree once they’re done!
Christmas Bingo Printable
The perfect addition to a holiday themed family game night this free printable bingo game is always a hit with all family members including children of all ages. Make some Chirstmas popcorn to enjoy while you play a couple of rounds of holiday bingo.
Paper Plate Santa Craft
The perfect craft for a snowy day in December. This is one of those fun Christmas crafts kids love making and displaying. This paper plate Santa craft is a great choice for elementary aged children.
Magic Reindeer Food
We love reindeer crafts! This fun craftivity involves making magic food for Santa’s reindeers on Christmas eve! Last year, we had so much fun sprinkling this magic food on our front lawn. Our 7 year old daugther was listening for the jingle bells of Santa’s sleigh all night!
Christmas Tic Tac Toe
A festive twist to the traditional pen and paper game we all love. A great way to spend some quality screen free time with the kids during the holiday season. Older children will enjoy playing Christmas tic tac toe together and trying to beat each other at each game. Little kids may need a little bit of help at first but they’ll get the hang of it really quick!
Gingerbread Man Template
This fun gingerbread man template comes in a variety of different sizes and designs. You can make a colorful gingerbread garland or even use them as DIY Gift tags for gifts!
Christmas Color By Number
A creative way to help your little guy or girl master their numbers in a fun and festive way. Print out a couple of copies of our Santa’s sleigh and holiday tree color by number for a gun last minute holiday themed activity for the kids.
Christmas Wreath Template
Print a wreath template and let the kids use green paint and a variety of accessories to decorate their own wreath! The best part? Children are always so proud of their one of a kind holiday creations.
More Christmas Popsicle Stick Crafts For Kids
Here are some of our favorite best ideas for making Christmas themed popsicle stick crafts for kids. Make sure to check my fellow bloggers out.
Popsicle stick sled ornaments – these adorable keepsake sled ornaments from Crafty Morning make a great gift idea for kids to make for their loved ones!
Popsicle stick angels – with cupcake liners for wings this angel craft from Artsy Craftsy Mom is a hit with kids of all ages.
Popsicle stick star ornaments – this simple tutorial from Kids Craft Room uses coloured popsicle sticks to create colorful Christmas tree ornaments.
Popsicle stick gingerbread houses -This adorable craft stick gingerbead house from Fireflies and Mud Pies is an adorable holiday craft that’s loads of fun for kids to make. Use craft sticks that are pre-painted to make this craft easier and quicker to make.
Popsicle stick snowflakes -This great craft idea from Easy Peasy and Fun uses craft sticks and buttons to create a cute ornament that looks amazing on a Christmas tree!
Popsicle stick nativity scene – a sweet stained glass nativity scene Christmas crafts made with popsicle sticks from I Heart Arts n Crafts
Polar Express Ornament – if your child is a fan of the Polar Express then you may want to make this fun polar express Christmas craft from Mom Brite!
Before You Go
We hope you plan to make these fun popsicle stick Christmas crafts with the children in your life this year.
These fun Christmas popsicle stick crafts are loads of fun to make and a cute idea for boosting holiday cheer around Christmas time!
We’d love to see your cute craft once it’s done. Snap a photo of your little project and reach out to us on our socials (Facebook is best!) so we can see how your craft stick Christmas tree ornaments turned out!
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