With the holiday season twinkling just around the corner, what better way to spread some Christmas cheer than with a family crafting session?
I’m thrilled to share with you a cute and easy-to-make reindeer craft that not only adds a dash of Christmas decoration to your home but is also a fantastic way to spend quality time with your little ones.
This free printable reindeer craft with Rudolph’s red nose is not just a fun activity; it’s a heartwarming way to create memories that will last longer than the sweetest holiday treats!
This simple craft is the perfect project for kids of all ages and a great way to get those little hands busy. It’s not just about fun; it’s also about developing fine motor skills as your kids cut, paint, and glue their own red nosed reindeer creations.
The materials you’ll need are easily accessible, and you might already have most of them at home!
Here’s what you’ll gather:
- Brown paint and paintbrush
- Googly eyes
- Tissue paper
- Popsicle stick
- Cellophane wrap
You can find the full instructions at the end of this post, but the essence is simple: cut, paint, assemble, and add a charming red nose that brings the reindeer’s face to life.
We have the free printable template for this christmas reindeer craft available to download and print out at the end of this blog post to make it a whole lot easier.
Whether you have a toddler, a big kid, or even bigger kids, this red nose reindeer craft is designed to be inclusive.
For the littlest ones, it’s a fun way to get hands-on with art, and for older kids, it allows for creative expression as they might add their own flair
This isn’t just a craft; it’s a versatile Christmas companion! Hang it on the Christmas tree, use it to add that special touch to a Christmas party, or let your child gift it to a friend for a dose of Christmas spirit. With free printable reindeer templates available (link at the end of this post), you can easily make a whole herd!
One of the best things about this fun craft is the togetherness it brings. Sit down with your kids, share the love of books as you take inspiration from your favorite Christmas stories, or create a video tutorial to share on social media with friends and family. Crafting brings people together and what better time than the christmas season to do just that?
How to Make a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Craft
Follow the step by step directions below…
This craft is a cute, homemade reindeer made from cardboard, adorned with googly eyes, a scrunchy red nose, and a festive ribbon. It's an easy and enjoyable activity for kids, promoting creativity and fine motor skills, and doubles as a whimsical Christmas decoration.
- ● Cardboard
- ● Brown paint
- ● Paint brush
- ● Scissors
- ● Googly eyes
- ● Tissue
- ● Ribbon
- ● Popsicle stick
- ● Glue
- ● Cellophane wrap
- Printer for template
- Print and cut the template provided then trace it to the cardboard and cut again. Then paint it brown and let it dry.
- Assemble the reindeer and stick them together.
- Add the googly eyes.
- Crumble a piece of tissue paper or cotton wool and attach it to the popsicle stick to make a lollipop shape
Then wrap it with the cellophane. Attach it at the back of thereindeer where the hole is found.
- Lastly, tie a ribbon just below the reindeer.
Embrace creativity and personalize your reindeer craft with a variety of fun variations! For a delightful twist, use a real lollipop instead of crafting one from tissue, adding an element of surprise and a tasty treat to the finished product.
Don’t shy away from color – imagine a whimsical pink reindeer to delight any child looking for something a little different.
Experiment with different ribbon styles or add sparkling embellishments like sequins or pom-poms for texture.
Each reindeer can represent a unique personality, perhaps even reflecting your child’s own, whether it’s through a patterned paper scarf or using handprint crafts for the reindeer’s antlers. There’s no end to the festive fun you can have by simply tweaking a few details!
As we wrap up this blog post remember that the holiday season is a magical time to create, share, and love. This adorable reindeer craft is more than just a craft; it’s a token of the holiday spirit, a decoration, and a sweet treat all in one. So gather your materials, round up the family, and create something that will make your holiday season a little brighter and sweeter.
Download Free Printable Reindeer Craft Template
Ready to start crafting? Download your free printable reindeer template below in PDF format and let the holiday fun begin!
More Reindeer Crafts and Activities
- Handprint Reindeer Craft
- Paper Bag Reindeers
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cake
- Pin the Nose on Rudolph : Christmas Party Game
- Reindeer Food Recipe and Printable
- Popsicle stick reindeer
Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.