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.
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.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Clothespin Craft
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 permanent 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
Brown Sharpie OR Washable Paints
Googly Eyes (small)
How to make your Rudolph Clothespins
- Colour your clothespins to a darker brown – we used a sharpie but you could paint and I would recommend this with toddlers and preschoolers.
- Once the colour is dry add 2 Googly eyes just above where the clothes peg spring is.
- 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.
- Wrap the pipe cleaner/chenille stick above the spring and cross over at the front.
- Twist around your finger or a pencil and form antlers from the pipecleaners.
- Let your Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer Dry.
These Rudolph Clothespins make cute decorations but why not use them in a little bit of learning as well.
Subscriber Freebie – Present Clip Cards to Use with your Reindeer Clothespin
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.
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Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.