We are finishing off the first of our Storybook Advent books with this Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Clothespin Craft plus a little free counting resource to be used with the Rudolph Clothes Peg to work on counting numbers 1 to 5 when you subscribe to our Book Based Activities Newsletter. At the end of the post, you will find the other Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Inspired Activities we have been sharing for these first few days of December as we countdown to Christmas with our daily dose of Christmas Book Activities, Crafts and Recipes.

Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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One of my favourite songs and storybooks to share with my children Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer has lots of different versions of the book that have been published over time. However, there are two that we have been focusing on this time around. A classic version with fantastic illustrations that is ideal to share with toddlers and preschoolers. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

And the second version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer which includes the characters from the popular Toyland. Whichever version you choose to share with your children the activities, crafts and recipes we have shared will be firm favourites to accompany the book.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Clothespin Craft

Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.

I love simple crafts and this is ideal to do with toddlers, preschoolers and older children. I’ve used a sharpie to decorate my clothespin but due to the permanentĀ nature of this you may wish to use washable paints which will work just as well.

Materials Needed to Create your Rudolph Clothes Peg Craft

Clothespins

Brown Sharpie OR Washable Paints

Red Small Pom Pom

Googly Eyes (small)

Brown Pipe Cleaner/Chenille Stick

Glue

How to make your Rudolph Clothespins

Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.

  1. Colour your clothespins to a darker brown – we used a sharpie but you could paint and I would recommend this with toddlers and preschoolers.Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.
  2. Once the colour is dry add 2 Googly eyes just above where the clothes peg spring is.Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.
  3. Attach the red pom pom to the bottom of the clothes peg with a bit of glue. PVA will work but I recommend a craft glue or even a low temp glue gun as this will secure the pom pom better.Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.
  4. Wrap the pipe cleaner/chenille stick above the spring and cross over at the front.Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.
  5. Twist around your finger or a pencil and form antlers from the pipecleaners.Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.
  6. Let your Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer Dry.Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.

These Rudolph Clothespins make cute decorations but why not use them in a little bit of learning as well.

Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.

Subscriber Freebie – Present Clip Cards to Use with your Reindeer Clothespin

Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.

We have a set of Present Clip Cards for you to download when you join our Book Based Activities Newsletter (if you are a subscriber already just add in your email and you will get the download too). There are working on numbers 1 to 5 and for each number, there are 4 different cards.

Included in the Freebie is also 4 reindeer faces which you could fix to the clothespin instead of creating the crafts if you were using these FREE clip cards with a group.

More Rudolph the Reindeer Activities, Crafts and Recipes

Paper Plate Rudolph

Make and play your own Christmas Reindeer Game with this DIY Tic Tac Toe Game for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer vs the Reindeers.

Rudolph vs Reindeer Tic Tac Toe Game

No-cook snacks inspired by the song and story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ideal to make with and for kids this Christmas.

Reindeer No-Cook Snacks

Christmas themed gross motor activities to keep kids active during the Christmas Season based on the story and song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Rudolph Gross Motor Activities for Kids

Rudolph and Reindeer Toddler Activity Pack to print, play, create and learn with. Free resource for Christmas letter "r" learning and fun.

Reindeer Toddler Activity Pack

Pin this Rudolph Craft and FREE Clip Cards to Make and Use Later

Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.

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Simple Christmas craft for kids of all ages to make to create reindeer clothespin ornaments. Plus free Present counting clip cards to use with the reindeer.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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