Reindeer are an advanced project for those with experience making armatures, wrapping wool, and creating basic shapes. You will learn how to make cloven hooves and antlers in addition to practicing working on color changes and blending.
A reindeer of this size weighs about 3.75 ounces – to give you an idea of the amount of wool you need.
1 22 gauge wire for antlers
8 or more pipe cleaners for armature and antlers
4 wires 14 gauge:
head and front legs – 28”
back and hind legs – 31”
front and hind leg 2nd wire – 2 x 18”
Body – either Off White, Ecru, Oatmeal, or Tan
Face shapes and legs – any core brown
Legs – Natural Black, Browns, or Grays
Antlers – Sandstone or Tan
Pelt – either Buck, Woodland, Chestnut or similar colors
White Curls or locks for Neck
Back and White for feet, eyes, and accents
Blenders – Oatmeal, Tan, Natural Black.
**If creating a white reindeer, you will want off white core and white top, the snow hare pelt, and white suri and/or locks for the neck. Oatmeal core will be a good color for blending, along with sandstone which you will still need for the antlers, and probably the legs. We suggest that you google some images of reindeer and find an inspiration then choose from the colors on this supply list.