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Christmas Reindeer Card With FREE Template

Christmas is a great excuse to make something handmade and personalized with the kids! This Christmas reindeer card will take any gift to the next level!

We love creating reindeer crafts for kids, but this is one of our favorites for gift giving.

Grandma and Grandpa will especially love receiving this cute little reindeer made by their angel grandchild.

And, it’s super simple to make!

We’re giving you the free printable template so you don’t have to do any of the hard work. Just download it, print, and get crafting.

It’s ideal for making with preschool, kindergarten, and elementary aged children. Watch our quick video below to see this craft in action.

How To Make A Reindeer Card

reindeer kids' craft image collage with the words reindeer Christmas card

Supplies

Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.

Directions

Download the reindeer card template, print, and cut out all of the pieces except for the reindeer head (the card base).

hands holding reindeer Christmas card template

Take the reindeer head page and fold along the dashed lines. Cut out the reindeer head, but do not cut along the top, flat part of the head. This is the fold line of the card.

hands cutting out reindeer Christmas card

Place the eyes about 1.5″ from the bottom of the head and glue in the middle.

hand gluing eyes to reindeer Christmas card

Next, place the mouth area on top of the card, overlapping the eyes a little. Glue in place.

hand gluing mouth to reindeer Christmas card

Take the reindeer’s black or red nose and glue it just above the mouth line.

hand gluing nose to reindeer Christmas card

Glue the antlers to the top of the card, in the middle of the head.

hand gluing antlers to reindeer Christmas card

Complete the reindeer’s ears by gluing the inner ear to the outer ear. Once the ears are finished, glue them to the back and side of the card.

*Make sure you leave enough space for the antlers to fit between the ears. If you don’t, the card won’t open properly.*

hand gluing inner ear to outer ear of reindeer Christmas card
hand gluing ear to reindeer Christmas card

Open up and write a message.

hand writing message inside reindeer Christmas card

Now your child has a cute, handmade card to give to someone special!

Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!

two reindeer Christmas cards

At Home Christmas Camp Ideas

Lately, we’ve been receiving lots of emails from readers who want to make this Christmas even more special than other years. We get that and want to help you have a festive holiday, loaded with fun and goodness!

To do that, we’re sharing some of our favorite crafts, activities, and printables to keep your child learning, having fun, and staying engaged.

hand holding reindeer Christmas card

Christmas Craft Ideas

It’s no secret we love crafts, but maybe you don’t know why…Of course, they’re fun and a great way to build special memories with your child. That’s really the first reason we make them, but there are even more reasons why!

Crafting with kids can also help them gain confidence in their abilities, help them learn how to master those tricky scissors, and teach them how to follow directions.

Just remember your child isn’t only having fun – they’re learning too!

If you need more Christmas craft ideas, check out some of our most popular below:

Handprint Reindeer Craft – The Christmas season is a wonderful time of year to get crafty with your kids! One of our favorite holiday crafts is this handprint reindeer. Not only is it super cute, but it’s also easy to make and doesn’t require any messy paint.

Buddy The Elf Photo Craft – Get your kids in the holiday spirit with this Buddy the Elf craft! They’ll love turning themselves into one of Santa’s elves, and you’ll love how easy it is to make. Simply print out the free template, have your child color it in, and then glue their photo on it.

Christmas crafts for kids image collage

Grinch Headband Craft – This DIY Grinch craft is perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit. And the best part is, it’s made from paper! Just print out the free template, grab some colored pencils or markers, and you’re all set. Or, have the kids make it from colored paper.

Gingerbread Man Paper Bag Craft – This gingerbread man paper bag puppet is such a fun pretend play activity for kids! It’s also a great way to incorporate some fine motor skills practice. Just have your child cut out the gingerbread man’s features and glue them onto the paper bag.

Christmas Printables For Kids

These Christmas do a dot printables are perfect for preschool and kindergarten children. Not only will kids get to use dot markers (which they all love!), but they’ll also be working on things like letter recognition, fine motor skills, patterns, and counting.

Another fun option are these Christmas I Spy printables. They’re great for taking on the go to church, the doctor’s office, or anywhere your kiddo has to wait. Just print, laminate, and bring a dry erase marker with you!

reindeer Christmas card

If you’re a teacher or you’re planning a Christmas party with lots of kids these Christmas bingo printables are awesome! There are 30 unique bingo cards and they’re so cute and festive too!

This Christmas matching game is fun for older toddlers and preschoolers alike and it helps kids to learn to take turns and practice visual discrimination.

Finally, if your children love to color, they’ll have a blast using these Christmas color by number printables. Not only are they fun to use but they’ll have kids practicing number recognition and fine motor skills.

Christmas Activities

Need some hands-on activities for Christmas time? No worries, we’ve got that covered too!

These Christmas pattern block mats are not only engaging for little minds, but they’re also helpful to teach your child shapes, patterns, and work on fine motor skills.

If your child loves sensory play, be sure to try out this easy Christmas sensory bin or this edible candy cane slime!

2 reindeer card crafts

More Christmas Fun

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For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

Christmas Ideas For Kids

hand holding reindeer Christmas card

Christmas Reindeer Card Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Make any gift even more special when you attach this Christmas reindeer card to it!

Materials

  • Colored card stock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Reindeer card template

Instructions

  1. Download the reindeer card template, print, and cut out all of the pieces except for the reindeer head (the card base).
  2. Take the reindeer head page and fold along the dashed lines. Cut out the reindeer head, but do not cut along the top, flat part of the head. This is the fold line of the card.
  3. Place the eyes about 1.5" from the bottom of the head and glue in the middle.
  4. Next, place the mouth area on top of the card, overlapping the eyes a little. Glue in place.
  5. Take the reindeer's black or red nose and glue it just above the mouth line.
  6. Glue the antlers to the top of the card, in the middle of the head.
  7. Complete the reindeer's ears by gluing the inner ear to the outer ear. Once the ears are finished, glue them to the back and side of the card. *Make sure you leave enough space for the antlers to fit between the ears. If you don't, the card won't open properly.*
  8. Open up and write a message.

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Free Reindeer Card Template

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Nanna

Friday 30th of September 2022

I'm from Denmark and I love yout reindeer card

Samantha Leadbitter

Saturday 24th of September 2022

I would love this for my son for us to make family this Xmas

Sam

Monday 26th of September 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

Vikki

Monday 19th of September 2022

I'd really love the pattern pleeeeeease.

Vikki

Sunday 18th of September 2022

This looks fantastic. Can't wait to make the reindeer cards for this years giving.

Sam

Monday 19th of September 2022

Yay! I hope everyone has fun when they try it out!

Maureen Moore

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

Love the reindeer, sure that you have other just a nice.

Sam

Thursday 26th of August 2021

Thanks!

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