Cork Reindeer Christmas Ornament Craft Kit
I purchased only one pack for a group of 4th graders to make. They used a hot glue gun, as normal glue would not hold up. The tooth pick was difficult to insert, so we left it out and glued the head directly onto the body. They looked even cutier this way. They got creative and glued legs on in a sitting position and glued the head on as if the reinder was looking over its shoulder. They alterned the atlers to make a baby reindeer or ommitted it for a female deer. We sold them to help raise money for a project we are doing. They were a huge success! I only wish I would have purchased 3-4 kits, as they sold out quickly and were very popular amoung both kids and adults!!!
December 30, 2011
This will be our Lady's Night Out Project and I can't wait until the girls see how cute they are. I made one to see how difficult it might be and the only concern I have is the toothpick. I had to twist and gently but firmly push it in so it was the right height and secure. It was easy for me but I would say that most 5 year old children would have trouble and would definitely need an adult to assist them with that part of the assembly or pre-drill holes. For us ladies, I am extremely happy with them
December 6, 2010
These little critters are awesome! So fun & easy to make. I bought this thinking it would give me directions on how to make reindeer from my own corks & instead it was the complete kit. I'm using them as decorations on my packages. A co-worker saw them and wants to use them for party favors. So many reindeers, so many uses!
November 23, 2010
Very cute reindeer
I think these little guys are so cute! I actually bought one at a craft fair....then my dog chewed it up!! So when I saw that they came from Oriental Trading I just had to buy the whole herd!!
Cute, easy to make, and make an adorable centerpiece with trees, snow, etc.
November 9, 2010
Hot glue is a must
I intended for my son to make these as Christmas gifts. When they came, we realized that they needed hot glue. He needed another craft. They did assemble easily with the hot glue and not using the toothpick and were super cute. A herd of these would look great on a mini tree.
January 1, 2014
Be careful with cork
This was a cute craft but it definitely needs adult supervision. Be careful when putting the toothpick into the cork. You might even want to pre-make a hole for the toothpick.
December 27, 2013
cute and easy project
After reading previous reviews, I adapted the instructions on this project a bit, deleting the small stick and using glue dots as adhesive. My group of 10 Daisy/Brownie Girl Scouts loved this project (ages 6-8) and needed very little hands-on support to create their own Reindeer. We had just one cork that was defective (we had extras, so that was fine) and I really appreciated the small package with extra accessories provided by the supplier (nose, ears, tail etc.) With young girls and boys, a piece can "disappear" easily!
December 25, 2013
I made these with my five year old son and they were just adorable. He only needed minimal help. We attached everything with glue dots- and they held up great (I'm sure glue gun would work as well, but it is too hot for a 5 year old to use). I agree the sticks were hard to insert; so I made a hole first with a Philips screw driver (size #0) and then inserted the stick with no problems. Definitely a great project.
December 16, 2013
These ornaments are very cute, we love them. They are a bit difficult to make even for my 12 year old who is very good at crafting. They are pretty heavy so I suggest hot glue rather than regular glue.
December 11, 2013
Cute and easy to assemble.
These ornaments were cute and easy to assemble. The only problem was the smile was on top of the nose and not under it. Even at that, they are very cute and will be a hit at our market.
November 18, 2013