How to make a twig reindeer

How to…

Forage materials for this festive decoration from your  garden or local area (with permission). Adults may need to supervise the safe use of the glue gun, secateurs or scissors.

  • Estimated time: 30 minutes
  • Location: Outdoors & Indoors
  • School term: Late Autumn
  • Level of experience: No experience needed


Collect all the materials you need beforehand. Sticks should be no thicker than a pencil. Remember to allow time and space for the glue to dry before herding reindeer to their new homes

  1. You will need 2 x Y shaped twigs, 1 straight twig and 2 x thin twiggy twigs. Trim them using the secateurs

  2. You will need twigs for front legs with a neck (Y shaped), back legs with no neck, 1 length of twig for the body, 1 short piece for the head and 2 twigs for the antlers

  3. Glue the legs to the body using the glue gun (on a cool setting) and supervise its use with participants

  4. Glue the antlers and add a tail. Use extra materials to trim and add a red nose!

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