Homemade Christmas decorations offer much more than store bought decorations. By allowing children to make the Christmas decorations, money is saved, memories are made and perfect keepsakes of their childhoods are created.
This Rudolph door hanger is inexpensive and easy to make. It is perfect for all ages of children. It takes just a few minutes to make but the memories behind this Christmas craft last a lifetime. This simple project is just one of many Christmas crafts you can create with your children this holiday season.
Rudolph Door Hanger Christmas Craft Supplies
- 3 popsicle
- 2 brown pipe cleaners
- 2 small jingle bells
- white glue
- safety scissors
- 6 inches of red ribbon
- 1 red pompom
- set of self stick eyes
- one sheet of brown construction paper
- loose gold glitter
- hole puncher (optional)
Note: Supplies are listed on a per child basis
Rudolph Door Hanger Christmas Craft Instructions
- Glue the popsicle sticks on the brown construction paper in the shape of a triangle. The top point of the triangle should point down because this is Rudolph’s nose.
- Place a drop of glue on the bottom triangle point and press the red pompom firmly into place. Self stick pompoms are available for slight price increase. Add the self stick eyes to the triangle on the construction paper in the appropriate place.
- Allow the triangle to dry completely before finishing the Rudolph door hanger craft. Completing the craft will be much more difficult if the glue has not set.
- Use the scissors to cut out the triangle around the popsicle sticks. Follow the sharp lines of the popsicle sticks to make this step easier. This is your cute Rudolph.
- Use the hole puncher to create two holes at the top corners of the triangle. If you do not have a hole puncher, push one pipe cleaner through each of the top two corners. Fold the pipe cleaner evenly in half. Then wrap it around itself once to hold in place. Bend the ends of the pipe cleaner in different directions to create Rudolph’s antlers.
- Gently sprinkle the glitter over the pipe cleaners to represent Rudolph’s magic flying dust.
- Use the hole puncher or a small, sharp object to make a small hole in the construction paper between the two pipe cleaners. Insert the red ribbon through the hole.
- Slide the jingle bells onto the ribbon so that they lie in the front between Rudolph’s antlers. If preferred, the jingle bells can be slid on the pipe cleaners before twisting them.
- Tie a pretty bow with the ends of the ribbon. The easiest way to do this is to tie the ribbon around the doorknob. This will create a loop for hanging.
Any door that holds the Rudolph door hanger will jingle the sounds of Christmas each time the door is open. It can also hang on the Christmas tree as one of many homemade ornaments. Try these homemade Christmas presents and keepsake ideas for more holiday fun! Christmas crafts make great projects for homeschools, too.