Clay Pot Reindeer Craft

I am making as many new Christmas crafts as possible with my kids right now, and we just painted a clay pot reindeer! It is fabulous! The only problem is I am going to have to make lots more as my daughter’s friends all want one for their bedroom!

reindeer Christmas clay pot craft

Reindeer are one of the most talked about things in the lead up to Christmas. Obviously we need them to pull Santa’s sleigh! How else would it get across the world to deliver presents!

Kids love them and as a result I have made lots of different reindeer crafts to keep my children entertained in the lead up to Christmas Day. 

This is a simple painting craft which Mom can assist the children with. Obviously older kids should be able to complete this by themselves. 

reindeer Christmas clay pot craft

Clay Pot Reindeer Craft

Yield: 1

This clay pot reindeer craft is a super Christmas decoration and ornament.

Materials

  • Dollar Store Clay Pot – 2.5” in diameter – Dollar Store
  • Acrylic Craft Paint – Dark Brown, Kelly Green, Pink, Yellow
  • Natural Jute Twine – Dollar Store
  • Wiggle Eyes, Two – Dollar Store
  • Pom Pom, One Large Red Tinsel – Dollar Store
  • Chenille Stems, Two Brown – Dollar Store
  • Felt, Craft Foam, or Cardstock - Brown
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil with New Eraser

Instructions

STEP ONE

Gather all materials and then remove the packaging and labels. 

clay pot reindeer craft supplies

Basecoat the rim of the 2.5” clay pot with kelly green acrylic craft paint. This is a great color to have as it can be used for some of my other clay pot crafts.

Let the paint dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary.

STEP TWO

Basecoat the top section of the clay pot with dark brown acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.

how to paint a clay pot reindeer

STEP THREE

Attach two googly eyes and the red tinsel pom pom to the reindeer with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Create polka dots around the kelly green rim by dipping a new pencil eraser into bright yellow acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry.

Add polka dot cheeks to the Reindeer by dipping a new pencil eraser into pink acrylic craft paint. Set aside to dry.

diy reindeer craft with clay pot

TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you would have to wait for it to dry. 

STEP FOUR

Bend both brown chenille stems into antler shapes and insert into the hole at the top of the clay pot. Secure from the inside with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Cut two ear shapes from a scrap of brown felt then fold in half and glue to the top right and top left of the reindeer.

Cut a 12” length of natural jute twine, tie it in a loop with a knot, and attach to the top of the clay pot Reindeer with a glue gun and glue sticks.

reindeer christmas clay pot craft

STEP FIVE

Create jingle bells from the yellow polka dots by drawing a small plus sign in the center of each with a permanent black marker.

reindeer painting craft for kids

You could leave these in a small table in your porch. They would also look great on a window sill anywhere in the house. Maybe you might make some of my other clay pot Christmas crafts and you might want to display them altogether. 

Clay Pot Elf Craft

Clay Pot Gingerbread Man

Will you make lots of these so that you have enough to pull Santa’s sleigh? You could make them all look slightly different. 

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Clay Pot Reindeer Craft

 

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