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We’ve already began putting up our Christmas decorations and the house is starting to get that cosy Christmas feel with the lights and the tree. Although thanks to tiny hands the tree decorations are noticeably top heavy and a little sparse at the bottom! This year is the first one where my son really understands what’s going on, so its a big deal for us and him. That’s why this year were going full grotto and making as many decorations as we can and I absolutely love these cardboard tube Santa with reindeer we made today!

To make your Reindeer

You will need

Cardboard tube
Brown paper (we used brown package paper)
Brown pipe cleaners
Pom Poms
Googly eyes
Glue
Scissors

Take your carboard tube and place it on to your brown paper. Measure and cut a piece the same height as your tube and long enough to cover it. Glue one end of the paper into place on your tube then roll the length of the paper around the tube and glue down the loose end.

To make your antlers; fold your pipe cleaner in half to create the centre loop, then pinch either side upwards to create the shape you can see on the left. Twist the two loose ends together and squeeze out any holes.

Glue your two antlers in to place on the inside of your tube. Finish off your reindeer by giving him a big pom pom nose and some googly eyes!

To make Father Christmas

You will need

Cardboard tube
Red paper
Beige paper
White paper
Pom Pom bobble and nose
Googly eyes
Glue
Scissors

As with the Reindeer; Take your carboard tube and place it on to your red paper. Measure and cut a piece the same height as your tube and long enough to cover it. Glue one end of the paper into place on your tube then roll the length of the paper around the tube and glue down the loose end.

To make Santa’s hat; cut out a curved triangle shape then add a pom pom to the top and a strip of white paper to the bottom and leave to dry if necessary

Next, you will need to cut out a beard and moustache from your white piece of paper. then, cut out a face shape from your beige paper.

Glue the face shape on to your tube followed by the beard and moustache. Give your Santa two googly eyes, a nose and optionally a mouth.
To finish, glue the hat you made around the outside of the tube.

did you like this cardboard tube Santa with reindeer craft? why not check out my Christmas nativity angel?

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