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What do you need to make a clothespin reindeer?

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To make a clothespin reindeer, gather two clothespins, a glue gun, glue sticks, embroidery floss or yarn, brown chenille pipe cleaners, paint, paintbrushes, small googly eyes, small red and white pompoms and small gold bells. Glue the clothespins together to form the legs and ears, then add the decorations as desired.

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Lay down a drop cloth or newspaper before beginning, to protect the work surface. Then paint both clothespins, giving each side time to dry before working on the other side. Once the clothespins are painted, point the open ends in opposite directions and glue the grip ends together so that one clothespin makes the ears and the other makes the legs.

Cut each foot-long piece of pipe cleaner in half and bend each half into a V shape while the clothespins set. Glue the center of the pipe cleaner to the open end of one of the clothespins to make antlers. Glue the googly eyes onto the front of the clothespin with the pipe cleaner attached.

Glue a red pompom beneath the eyes to make the nose, and a white pompom to the other pipe cleaner to make a tail. The last thing that needs to be done, is to string a bell onto six inches of yarn and secure it with a double knot. The bell should be centered on the front of the ornament, and tied to the ornament with a second double knot to firmly secure it.

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