Rudy: A Christmas Craft

One of the crafts that Wildman and I have done together this holiday season is making Rudolph ornaments for his classmates and friends.


a box of medium-size craft sticks

wood stain in your choice of color (I think we used walnut)

Elmer’s glue

self-adhesive googly eyes

red pom-poms for the nose

festive ribbon

red buttons to finish off the ribbon loop on the back

We set up our own little Rudolph making factory on our back porch.  I was in charge of staining the craft sticks and Wildman was in charge of gluing on the eyes and noses.  The night before we decorated them, I stained a bazillion (not an exact number but it felt like it) craft sticks while watching television.  I let them dry overnight then glued them into the triangle shapes that would become reindeer heads.

Wildman slapped the self-adhesive eyes (these are so easy to work with) on and glued the noses in place.  He loved the process of creating the ornaments. There was just enough for him to do to keep his attention and it was not  tedious at all.  He didn’t feel overwhelmed or bored.  It’s nice that he’s finally old enough to want to do craft projects with me.

Once the faces were dry I glued a bit of ribbon on the back and topped it off with a red button.  Voila!  They were tree ready!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. onescrappygal
    Dec 05, 2008 @ 20:59:29

    I love to see boys doing crafts with their mamas!!

    The Rudolphs are SO CUTE!


  2. Artist Anika
    Dec 05, 2008 @ 22:51:53

    That is an adorable project and those ornaments would be cute on a tree. Thanks for the idea!


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