Isn't this felt reindeer softie adorable? Kids will need basic sewing skills and a little patience, but the effort will be rewarded with a very cute reindeer ornament to hang on the Christmas tree year after year...
You will need:
Dark and light brown felt
Needle and thread
Pair of wiggle eyes
Red fabric paint
2 lolly (popsicle) sticks
Cut 2 pairs of antlers from dark brown felt using our templates to help (although you may want to size them smaller). With a small running stitch sew the antlers together.
Slip a lolly stick into each antler.
Cut two light brown ovals for the ears. Fold in half and secure with a couple of stitches.
Cut two face shapes from light brown felt.
If you plan on hanging the reindeer, cut a length of ribbon and slip the ends between the two felt faces so the ribbon hangs from the top of the head.
Slip the antlers and ears between the two faces too. Use our photograph to help.
With a small running stitch sew the faces together, securing the ribbon, antlers and ears into place. Leave a gap with which to stuff the reindeer.
Fill the reindeer with toy stuffing. Be careful not to overfill: it should sit fairly flattish.
Sew the gap closed.
Glue on the eyes and pompom nose. Finish by drawing on a mouth.