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20 CUTE Reindeer Crafts for Christmas

Looking for some reindeer crafts for Christmas?

 

I have 20 FUN reindeer crafts that your kids will LOVE! These are fun, easy, and perfect to do in the classroom or home.

Let’s get started with some reindeer crafts for preschoolers!


#1: Reindeer Paper Craft

I have been loving paper crafts lately! They are simple to throw together and easy for the kids to do.

 

This reindeer craft for Christmas is so fun to do with the kids.

 

reindeer christmas craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

washable paint for kids

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B. Set-up

 

Create a reindeer head and antlers! Then, paste it to a piece of white paper.

 

Also, make the reindeer’s nose and add on googly eyes to complete the reindeer’s face!

 

C. Activity

The kids will dip their fingers in paint and make prints all through the antlers!

 

Once these prints are dry, they can use a black marker to create lines throughout the antlers so they look like Christmas lights!

 

RELATED: Christmas Crafts

 


#2: Reindeer Stick Crafts

 

Popsicle sticks are fun and easy to make! This reindeer craft for Christmas is so fun and colorful!

 

This is a great craft to also work on some color-matching skills too.

reindeer popsicle stick craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Paint the popsicle sticks using brown acrylic paint. Then, wait for them to dry. This will take about 20 minutes. If you want to add glitter, sprinkle it onto the sticks when they are wet.

 

Once they are dry, make a triangle shape out of three popsicle sticks and hot glue them together.

 

C. Activity

 

Cut a triangle shape out of brown cardstock paper and glue it to the back of the popsicle sticks so you can make a face on the reindeer.

 

Add googly eyes to the paper.

 

Cut a pipe cleaner into three pieces to make the antlers for the reindeer. Make the center pipe cleaner longer and wrap two smaller pipe cleaners around it. Use tape or hot glue to attach them to the back of the sticks.

 

Have the kids use school glue to attach the pom as the nose! What a fun and cute reindeer craft.

 


#3: Reindeer Plate Craft

 

This reindeer craft for Christmas is one of our ALL time favorite crafts we have ever done!

I love when kids can play with the crafts afterward. They get more into creating when they know they can play with it when it’s done!

 

reindeer paper plate craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Paint a paper plate brown using acrylic paint. Once it’s dry, cut a hole at the top so the kids can see through!

 

C. Activity

 

Trace the kid’s hands-on brown construction paper and use hot glue to glue them to the top of the plate. These will be the reindeer’s antlers!

 

Glue a popsicle stick on the back of the plate so the kids can hold it up to be a mask! Lastly, hot glue a red pom in the center of the plate to be Rudolf’s nose!

 

RELATED: Paper Plate Crafts for Kids 

 


#4: Paper Bag Reindeer

 

How adorable are these paper bag reindeer crafts for Christmas? I love this can work as decor around your house too!

 

These are easy to make and turn out so cute.

 

bag reindeer craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper bags
  • scrapbook paper
  • hot glue
  • glue
  • tape
  • scissors
  • craft lights
  • paper

 

 

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B. Set-up

 

Stuff your paper bag with newspaper or pieces of crumpled construction paper. Then, fold the top of the bag over and tape it down in the back.

 

C. Activity

 

Create the pieces to make the reindeer. You’ll need to make paper eyes, antlers, a nose, and ears.

 

We used glitter scrapbook paper for the antlers and the ears.

 

Then, we used regular paper to make the eyes and ears. You can tape these pieces on or use a glue stick!

 

Lastly, we used craft mini lights and added a few on the antlers! Check out your cute reindeer craft! Set it up around the house for Christmas decor.

 


#5: Paper Strip Reindeer

 

Looking for a simple reindeer craft to do with your kids?

 

This reindeer craft for Christmas is easy, and the kids will love how it turned out!

 

paper strip reindeer

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • brown paper
  • cardstock paper
  • sparkly brown paper
  • red buttons
  • googly eyes
  • glue
  • glue stick

 

B. Set-up

 

Create strips of brown paper, then glue them on another piece of cardstock paper. You’ll want to make it in the shape of a circle.

 

C. Activity

 

To make the reindeer, add on googly eyes, a red button for the nose, and make antlers out of brown sparkly scrapbook paper.

 

This craft would be perfect to use as a Christmas card to send to someone special. Write a sweet message on it.

 


#6: Reindeer Sensory Craft

 

Here is a fun way to use some colored rice in a craft!

 

The kids love sprinkling the rice onto the craft! It’s a wonderful sensory activity for kids.

 

rudolf sensory craft

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

acrylic paint set

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B. Set-up

 

To color the rice, you will dump some in a ziplock bag. Next, add some acrylic paint to the bag. Then, you’ll shake it up to make sure it covers all the rice inside the bag.

 

You’ll dump it out onto an art tray that has parchment paper on it (easier clean-up). Then, wait for it to dry (only 30 minutes or so!)

 

C. Activity

 

Create a reindeer shape out of brown construction paper. Create Rudolf’s red nose and add some eyes! Paste the shape onto a white piece of paper.

 

Once the rice is dry, add a little bit of glue to Rudolf’s face. Then, the kids can sprinkle the brown rice on.

 

Lastly, if you want to create rainbow rice, follow the directions above but with every rainbow color. Then, add it to the antlers to look like lights!

 

RELATED: Sensory Activities for Kids 

 


#7: Plate Reindeer Craft

 

Paper plate crafts are simple and fun for kids to make.

 

This reindeer craft for Christmas is perfect to try with toddlers and preschoolers.

 

reindeer paper plate craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper plates
  • brown acrylic paint
  • red poms
  • brown paper
  • scissors
  • glue

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B. Set-up

 

Cut a paper plate in a triangle shape and paint it brown! We used dark and light brown paints.

 

C. Activity

 

While you are waiting for the plates to dry, create the antlers. We used brown sparkly scrapbook paper for some of them and brown construction paper for the others.

 

The kids can use a glue stick to glue on the antlers or school glue.

 

Then, add on googly eyes and glue on a red pom for the nose. This is a simple and fun reindeer craft for kids.

 

RELATED: Paper Plate Crafts for Kids 

 


#8: Reindeer Handprint Craft

Handprint crafts are my favorite! This reindeer craft for Christmas is a great keepsake for the holidays.

You can even give this to someone special in your family as a Christmas card.

reindeer handprint craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • construction paper
  • glue stick
  • pom
  • acrylic paint
  • glue
  • googly eyes
  • scissors

 

B. Set-up

 

Create the reindeer face out of construction paper.

 

Trace your child’s hands on the same colored paper and cut it out.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids paste their handprints behind the reindeer’s head. Then, they will dip their finger in paint and make prints along the reindeer’s antlers.

 

The kids can make the reindeer’s face by adding googly eyes, a pom for the nose, and rosy cheeks out of paint!

 

What an adorable and easy Christmas craft for kids to make!

 


#9: Christmas Ornament Crafts

 

Looking to make your own Christmas craft ornaments this year? These are adorable and easy to make!

 

I have three fun ideas for you, including a reindeer craft! Watch the video below to see them all.

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

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B. Set-up

 

Push colored poms into each of the ornaments. We used brown, white, and green poms!

 

C. Activity

 

We made a reindeer by creating antlers out of scrapbook brown sparkly paper. You will need to hot glue these to the top of the ornament.

 

Then, add googly eyes, a red pom for the nose, and a smile!

 

For the snowman, add googly eyes, buttons, and a carrot nose. Lastly, hot glue two poms on the side of the ornament and stick a pipe cleaner on top to look like ear muffs.

 

Lastly, to make the tree, glue buttons around the ornament to look like lights on a tree. Connect them all using a black Sharpie!

 

RELATED: Winter Crafts for Kids 

 


#10: Reindeer Sponge Painting

 

I love using sponges for art projects! They can make so many different shapes and characters!

 

We made this reindeer craft for Chrismas by creating a simple triangle out of a sponge.

 

reindeer sponge prints

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

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B. Set-up

 

Create a triangle shape on a sponge with a Sharpie and cut it out.

 

C. Activity

 

Dip the sponge into brown paint and make prints on white paper!

 

Then, add googly eyes, glue a red pom in the middle to be the nose, and draw antlers on using a brown marker!

This is a fun and simple reindeer craft for toddlers and preschoolers.

 

RELATED: Christmas Crafts for Preschoolers

 


#11: Reindeer Toilet Paper Roll Craft

 

Toilet paper roll crafts are really fun, and they always turn out super cute.

 

The best thing about them, too, is that you ALWAYS have them on hand! So all you need is a few craft supplies, and you are set.

 

TP Roll Activities

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

craft TP rolls

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B. Set-up

 

Paint one TP roll green, one brown, and one white.

 

C. Activity

 

a. Snowman– To create the face, glue googly eyes on, cut out a small orange triangle from cardstock for a nose, and draw in a smile with a Sharpie. Add on some buttons and wrap a pipe cleaner around its neck for a scarf. Lastly, hot glue a pipe cleaner to the top of the roll and two poms for ear warmers.

 

b. Reindeer– Glue on googly eyes and a red pom for the nose. Use brown pipe cleaners to create antlers and hot glue them on the inside of the roll. To make the antlers, cut one long stick and attach two small ones to the long one!

 

c. Tree– Hot glue craft lights (hobby lobby) or poms to the roll. If you grab lights, you can connect them by drawing strings to each. Place a mini bow on top!

 

RELATED: Christmas Tree Crafts

 

 

This reindeer craft for Christmas is one of my all-time favorite crafts that we have ever done.

 

This Christmas activity for kids is AMAZING because kids can make them as silly as they want! Christmas sweaters are supposed to be funny!

 

christmas sweater craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

christmas buttons

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B. Set-up

 

Create some sweater shapes on paper and cut them out!

 

If you want to include any main characters (reindeer, Santa hat, or candy cane), you can make these and cut them out too.

 

C. Activity

 

Put all the items for the kids to choose from in a tray. I find this the easiest way for them to grab and create!

 

They can use stickers to stick objects on or a little glue to put items on each sweater!

 


#13: Fork Printed Reindeer

 

Have you ever tried fork printing with paint? It’s a must-try activity, the prints that the forks leave are so cool.

 

This reindeer craft for Christmas is simple for kids to make.

 

fork printed reindeer craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw the reindeer’s face on a white piece of paper with a pencil, so the kids know where to make prints.

 

Then, create antlers and ears out of brown paper and cut them out.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will dip their fork into brown paint and make prints around the reindeer’s face. They should make enough prints to cover the entire face!

 

Then, they will glue the antlers and ears above the prints that they made.

 

Make a few more prints at the top of the antlers with red and green paint.

 

Lastly, make the reindeer’s face by adding googly eyes, a giant nose out of paper and make a smile!

 


#14: Sponge Print Reindeer

 

Here’s another way to use sponges to create a reindeer craft for Christmas.

 

Using sponges is fun and easy for kids! They make really fun prints.

 

sponge print reindeer craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • sponges
  • scissors
  • cardstock paper
  • paint
  • googly eyes
  • glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Draw a reindeer’s face and antlers onto a white piece of paper with a pencil.

 

Then, cut a sponge into 4 rectangular pieces.

 

C. Activity

 

Have the kids dip their sponge into the brown paint and make prints all around the shape you drew.

 

Once they are done covering the reindeer’s face, they will create the nose by using a sponge dipped in red paint.

 

They can also use the other sponges to make colored lights at the top of the antlers. When the paint is dry, they can draw the strings of the lights so they are all connected.

 

Add on googly eyes and draw a smile to finish this reindeer craft.

 


#15: Paper Reindeer Craft

 

How cute are these paper reindeer crafts for Christmas?

 

I love the little details on these. The kids will love using some different supplies.

 

paper reindeer craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • construction paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • cardstock paper
  • buttons
  • yarn
  • glue
  • googly eyes
  • paint

 

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B. Set-up

 

Create the pieces of the reindeer out of brown construction paper. This is easier than it looks, I promise!

 

Draw a circle for the head and triangles for the ears. Then, draw an oval shape for the body and rectangles for the arms and legs. Lastly, make semi-circles for the hooves.

 

The kids will paste these parts down on colored paper.

 

Add on a paper nose, googly eyes, buttons, and make a scarf out of red and green paper. At the bottom of the scarf, glue on a few pieces of yarn, so it looks like a real scarf!

 

Make fingerprints of snow in the background on colored paper. This is a fun reindeer craft for kids to make.

 


#16: Handprint Reindeer

 

Handprint crafts are just the best, especially during the holiday season.

 

This reindeer craft for Christmas is too cute and simple to make with your kids.

 

reindeer handprint card

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • brown paper
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • sparkly paper
  • paint
  • marker

 

B. Set-up

 

Create a reindeer face and paste it onto paper!

 

C. Activity

 

Paint your child’s hand brown and make prints above the reindeer face that you created.

 

Then, make a race for the reindeer out of paper, googly eyes and sparkly paper!

 


#17: Reindeer Countdown Chain

 

Want a fun way to countdown the days till Christmas?

 

Make this fun and easy reindeer craft countdown chain with your kids!

 

christmas craft countdown chains

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • paper
  • googly eyes
  • poms
  • stapler

 

B. Set-up

 

Cut strips of brown cardstock or construction paper.

 

C. Activity

 

Create a loop by stapling the two ends of the strip of paper together. Then, make a reindeer face by gluing on googly eyes, a red pom and antlers at the top.

 

You’ll have to hot glue the red pom in place, so it stays!

 

Then, loop another of the strips through the reindeer’s face and staple that together. Keep repeating this process until you have enough links for however many days you want to countdown!

 

We start this on December 1st, so we create 24 links!

 


#18: Reindeer Pom Painting

 

I have a couple of different ways that you can use poms to create Christmas crafts!

 

There is a reindeer craft included here as well. They are all cute and fun to make.

 

christmas pom painting craft

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • poms
  • paint
  • cardstock paper
  • poms
  • clothespins
  • washable paint
  • googly eyes
  • glue

 

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B. Set-up

 

Draw your shapes on cardstock paper with a pencil for the kids to know where they are supposed to make prints.

 

C. Activity

 

The kids will dip the poms into paint and make prints on each of the shapes you want to make!

 

To make the reindeer craft, you’ll make antlers out of construction paper. The kids will make the prints first so they don’t get paint onto the antlers.

 

Then, they will use a glue stick to attach the antlers on!

 

Have the kids make prints with red and green paint and poms on the antlers. Then, make a string out of a marker around the pom prints so it looks like lights around the antler’s ears!

 


#19: Reindeer Pudding Cup

 

This reindeer craft for Christmas is great for your holiday party!

 

Kids and adults will love these adorable reindeer pudding cups. They are an easy dessert to make.

 

reindeer pudding cup snack

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • pudding cups
  • googly eyes
  • sparkly poms
  • cardstock paper
  • scissors
  • hot glue

 

B. Set-up

 

Use a hot glue gun to add googly eyes and a red pom on the front of the pudding cup.

 

C. Activity

 

Create reindeer antlers for the cup out of brown cardstock paper. Then, cut them out and hot glue them to the back of the pudding cup.

 

Serve for a fun snack at your Christmas party! This is such a fun and cute reindeer craft snack for everyone!

 


#20: Reindeer Gift Bag Craft

 

I have the cutest DIY giftbag idea for you to make for your kids, family members or teachers.

 

This reindeer craft for Christmas is so simple too! I love how they turned out.

 

reindeer craft giftbag

 

How to do this activity

 

A. Materials you need

  • brown gift bag
  • candy canes
  • tape
  • hot glue
  • googly eyes
  • poms
  • Christmas tissue paper

 

B. Set-up

 

Glue the googly eyes onto the brown gift bag.

 

C. Activity

 

Use a hot glue gun to attach the red pom in the center of the bag.

 

Grab two candy canes and tape them to the inside of the gift bag. We used making tape so they would hold up good.

 

Add your Christmas tissue paper and gift and you are all set. This is the cutest gift bag to give for the holidays.

 


Final Thoughts and Conclusion

 

I hope you found some reindeer crafts for Christmas to try with your kids at home or in the classroom!

 

Reindeers are so much fun to create during the holiday season! They are the perfect Christmas craft to make.

 

What was your favorite craft that you saw in this article? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Happy Holidays and Happy Crafting!

 

Deena

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