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Adorable DIY Bumble Christmas Decoration

The original 1964 version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas classic! It is one of my family's favorite holiday movies. Each year, we look forward to gathering together to watch it on TV. Bumble the abominable snow monster has always been my favorite character. I thought it would be fun this year to make my own Bumble snow monster and hang it up as part of my Christmas decor. It turned out pretty cute.

Materials Needed

  • Cardboard
  • 3 sheets of blue construction paper
  • 1 sheet of white paper or cardstock
  • Pillow stuffing
  • 2 black buttons
  • Floral wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • A tape measure or ruler
  • Pencil

Materials needed.
Materials needed.

Steps 1 - 8

  • Lay out your cardboard.
  • Measure and cut to 1.5 ft long.
  • Then, measure and cut the width to 5 inches.
  • Flip your piece of cardboard over.
  • From the top, measure lengthwise to 5 inches. Make a mark with your pencil.
  • On your mark, poke two holes through your cardboard.
  • Cut a piece of floral wire and run it through your two holes to make a hook.
  • Twist the ends of the wire and bend them down toward the cardboard. Secure them with tape.

Pull the wire through the cardboard to make a hook. Twist the ends of the wire.
Pull the wire through the cardboard to make a hook. Twist the ends of the wire.
Fold the twisted ends up to the cardboard and secure with tape.
Fold the twisted ends up to the cardboard and secure with tape.

Steps 9-10

  • Pull out a big section of pillow stuffing to use as the body.
  • Glue it to the middle of your cardboard.

Glue a big section of pillow stuffing to the middle of your cardboard to make Bumble's body.
Glue a big section of pillow stuffing to the middle of your cardboard to make Bumble's body.

Step 11

  • Draw a large circle on one sheet of blue construction paper. I used a butter container lid as a guide.

Draw a big circle on a blue sheet of construction paper. I traced a lid.
Draw a big circle on a blue sheet of construction paper. I traced a lid.

Steps 12 - 14

  • Cut out your circle. This will be Bumble's head.
  • Cut out two ovals from the white sheet of paper and glue them onto your head. These will be a part of Bumble's eyes.
  • Glue your black buttons onto the ovals to complete the eyes.

Glue two white ovals and black buttons onto your circle to make Bumble's eyes.
Glue two white ovals and black buttons onto your circle to make Bumble's eyes.

Steps 15 - 17

  • To make teeth, cut a thin semi circle from the white paper.
  • Glue it on your blue circle.
  • Glue a long section of pillow stuffing to your circle, in between Bumble's eyes and teeth.

Glue a white semi circle onto your blue circle to make teeth.
Glue a white semi circle onto your blue circle to make teeth.
Glue a section of pillow stuffing in between the eyes and the teeth for Bumble's mustache.
Glue a section of pillow stuffing in between the eyes and the teeth for Bumble's mustache.

Steps 18 - 19

  • Glue the head onto the cardboard.
  • Glue another section of pillow stuffing to the head, above the eyes, to make Bumble's hair.

Glue the head onto the cardboard. Glue sections of pillow stuffing above the eyes to make Bumble's hair.
Glue the head onto the cardboard. Glue sections of pillow stuffing above the eyes to make Bumble's hair.

Steps 20 - 21

  • Take a sheet of blue construction paper and fold it in half. ("hamburger style.")
  • Draw a foot shape in pencil and cut it out. You will have two feet.

Fold a blue sheet of construction paper in half, hamburger style, and draw a foot shape.
Fold a blue sheet of construction paper in half, hamburger style, and draw a foot shape.
Cut out your foot shape. You will have two shapes.
Cut out your foot shape. You will have two shapes.

Steps 22 - 23

  • Tape the feet to the back of the cardboard.
  • Glue two small sections of pillow stuffing to the bottom half of the cardboard to make Bumble's legs.


Tape the feet to the back of your cardboard.
Tape the feet to the back of your cardboard.
Glue sections of pillow stuffing to the bottom half of the cardboard to make legs.
Glue sections of pillow stuffing to the bottom half of the cardboard to make legs.

Steps 24 - 28

  • On another section of cardboard, measure two strips, each 10.5 inches in length.
  • Cut the strips to make two arms.
  • Fold a sheet of blue construction paper in half. ("Hamburger style.")
  • Trace your hand and cut it out.
  • Tape the hands to the cardboard strips.

Bumble's arms and hands.
Bumble's arms and hands.

Step 29

  • Glue sections of pillow stuffing to each strip of cardboard.

Glue pillow stuffing to each cardboard strip.
Glue pillow stuffing to each cardboard strip.

Step 30

  • Tape your arms to the back of Bumble's body. Make sure the thumbs are pointing upward.



Completed Bumble Christmas Decoration.
Completed Bumble Christmas Decoration.

Your Bumble Christmas decoration is complete! Hang it up on the wall and display it this holiday season.

*Disclaimer* These materials are flammable. I recommend keeping the Bumble Christmas Decoration away from Christmas lights and candles.

Who is your favorite Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Character?

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