Hours of Fun are counting down the days until Christmas by sharing a different Christmas activity each day. Starting on the 13th December with the last post being published on Christmas Eve.
On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me………A super cute cork Christmas reindeer!
Make your own Cork Reindeer.
As it is Christmas Eve I wanted to pick a Christmas activity that was lots of fun and doesn’t require lots of equipment and tools. Make your own Cork Reindeer is lots of fun and fantastic for the kids and adults to get involved in. I learnt about these delights when my friend sent me a picture, saying look what we have made in work today. I thought they were fantastic and looked a lot of fun to make so I placed my order for corks (although you could open a bottle of wine for the occasion!) and decided I would put a little kit together to take with us on our Christmas visiting. We are going to get our nieces and nephews involved in some cork reindeer making and take enough supplies for the adults can make one too as I am pretty sure they will want a go!
To make 1 cork reindeer you will need
1 x cork
2 x pipe cleaners
1 x small pompom (or you can use tissue paper or tinsel)
2 x googly eyes (or you can draw them on with a pen)
I have always had a pretty decent craft kit however since having a stock room in our spare room I am lucky enough to have easy access to lots of supplies. I had everything I needed already in, although I had to head to the stock room for some pipe cleaners and my friend got my corks from Wilkinsons at a bargain price. If you don’t have one of the items listed above see what alternatives you can find about the house.
To make a cork reindeer
Cut the pipe cleaner you are going to use for the Reindeer’s legs in half. The wrap each pipe cleaner around the cork, twisting at the bottom to secure to make the legs. Shape the pipe cleaners to help it stand up. Wrap your other pipe cleaner around the front of the cork, twisting at the top to secure. You can then shape your pipe cleaner into the Reindeer’s antlers. Glue the google eyes in place and stick on the nose – hey presto you have made a cork reindeer.
You will need it to dry for a while to make sure the eyes and nose stay in place. Then stand it on the fire-place or tie some string around it and hang it from your free. It you use glitter pipe cleaners they will twinkle in the Christmas tree lights.