Last Minute Rudolph Ornament For Kids


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Christmas is almost here! Are you ready?  I have to admit that I’m not.  A couple of my gifts aren’t going to make it and there will be some disappointment but thankfully, my family members are all old enough to understand.  Staying home so much has made me a little nostalgic and remembering some of the things we did when my kids were younger.  One of those things was making our own Christmas ornaments, and these are the ones that are close to my heart year after year.  I thought I would show you a really quick and easy one to make with your kids!

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Old puzzle

Brown acrylic paint–I used Americana dark chocolate or to make it even faster, use brown spray paint

Gold glitter paint or gold glitter glue sticks

Mini Wiggly eyes–7 mm

5mm red pompoms

Hot glue gun or Aileen’s quick setting tacky glue

8 inch piece of thread or embroidery floss for the hanger


First, separate your puzzle pieces.  You need edge pieces for the head and inner pieces for the antlers.


puzzle -pieces

Next paint them brown.  It will probably take a few coats if using the acrylic paint.  Make sure to let it dry between coats

Now outline the antler pieces with gold paint or gold glitter glue

puzzle- pieces-glued

Glue the antler pieces to the head piece

Glue the wiggly eyes and pompom nose to make the face.  Wait to dry.


Last, tie the ends of the thread for hanging to form a loop and glue it to the back of your ornaments to hang them on your tree.  Enjoy!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas for 2020.  It will be like no other we have known, but enjoy the family that you can be with.  Stay safe and healthy and wish for a better 2021.

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