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How to Make Santa's Sleigh and Reindeer by Recycling
Santa Sleigh and Pine Cone Reindeer

Santa Sleigh and Pine Cone Reindeer

Submitted by Laurel from Ohio
Laurel from Ohio explains how she created Santa's sleigh using meat trays and a reindeer using a pine cone.

  • Age Guideline: 8 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 45 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Laurel used three trays you get meat on from the grocery store. She made a pattern of a sleigh on paper and then traced the pattern onto the meat trays and cut them out. Hot glue the pieces together and them paint the sleigh red and the runners black.

Make the reindeer out of two pine cones as shown in the picture, using chenille stems for the legs and the antlers. Cut a small piece of red felt for the nose (or use a red pom-pom). Glue on wiggle eyes. Cut a piece of chenille stem to fit around the reindeer's neck to be a collar. Glue the bell onto the collar.

Laurel used a larger pine cone painted red for Santa's body and a wooden bead painted peach for the head. Use a piece of red felt to make a hat. She used a cotton ball for the trim around his hat and for his beard. Glue on wiggle eyes. Make Santa's arms using red chenille stems.

To put all of the pieces together, start out by gluing the Santa into the sleigh. Decorate the sleigh! Laurel used a piece of green felt as a blanket in the front sleigh. She decorated the sleigh with s string of craft pearls and adorable flowers she made out of red felt. Cut two piece of ribbon, each about 10-inches long, and glue the to Santa's hands and the reindeer's collar.

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