Activities

‘Tis the Season to Make an Animal Rights Ornament!

All animals deserve peace on Earth. Spread the holiday cheer and the message that animals are not ours to use with these compassionate and crafty DIY ornaments!

‘Don’t Hunt’ Reindeer Ornament

Animals in the wild suffer terribly when they’re killed by hunters—chasing defenseless beings around their homes in order to shoot them and put their heads up on a wall is cruel.

Materials for Each Ornament

1 clear plastic ornament with a removable top
Brown paper shreds
Glue
1 pair googly eyes
1 mini red, brown, or black pompom
2 brown pipe cleaners
Scissors
1 gold or black permanent marker
1 6-inch ribbon

Directions

  • Fill the ornament with the paper shreds. Secure the top on.
  • Make a face by gluing on the googly eyes and pompom “nose.” Hold until glue sets.
  • To create antlers, wrap one of the pipe cleaners around the top of the ornament so that the ends stick out on either side. Cut the other pipe cleaner into four pieces. Twist two of the pieces around each end of the first pipe cleaner.
  • Use the permanent marker to write the phrase “DON’T HUNT” on the ornament.
  • Attach the ribbon to the ornament top.

 

‘I’m ME, Not MEAT’ Pig Ornament

Pigs and other animals raised for food value their lives just as much as you and I value ours. They’re not “roasts,” “chops,” “bacon strips,” “sausage links,” or “hot dogs,” and they definitely don’t have any “spare” ribs. If people did the same things to dogs and cats that farmers and slaughterhouse workers do to animals raised for food, they could get in trouble for cruelty to animals and even be sent to jail.

Materials for Each Ornament

1 pair pink felt triangle “ears,” roughly 1 inch in size
Glue
1 pink ornament
1 pink button with two holes
1 black permanent marker
1 6-inch ribbon

Directions

  • Apply glue to the base of the “ears.” Place on the ornament and hold until glue sets..
  • Glue on the button “nose.” Hold until glue sets.
  • Use the permanent marker to draw on two eyes. Let the ink dry.
  • Use the permanent marker to write the phrase “I’M ME, NOT MEAT” on the back of the ornament.
  • Attach the ribbon to the ornament top.

 

‘Let Them Be Free’ Orca Ornament

Can you imagine being separated from your family and forced to live the rest of your life in a concrete bathtub just to entertain humans? That’s exactly what happens to orcas and other animals who are held captive by SeaWorld and other marine parks. Life at SeaWorld is miserable for the animals imprisoned there. Take the pledge never to support the cruel company and then make this ornament:

Materials for Each Ornament

1 clear plastic ornament with a removable top
Blue paper shreds
orca or dolphin cutout
1 pencil
1 black permanent marker
1 6-inch ribbon

Directions

  • Fill the ornament halfway with the blue filling.
  • Loosely roll up the orca cutout and insert it into the ornament, using the pencil to roll it open and position it near the front. Fill the rest of the ornament with the blue filling. Secure the top on.
  • Use the permanent marker to write the phrase “LET THEM BE FREE” on the ornament.
  • Attach the ribbon to the ornament top.