Skip to Content

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, with a little bit of time and creativity, 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 it, and get crafting some cute holiday cards.

This reindeer Christmas card craft is ideal for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary aged children. Watch our quick video below to see this craft in action.

How To Make A Reindeer Christmas Card

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

This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate and a participant in other affiliate programs, I earn a commission on qualifying purchases. Read our disclosure policy.

Supplies

Directions

Download the reindeer card template, print, and cut out all of the pieces except for the reindeer’s 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 on the front of the card, 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 reindeers’ antlers to the top of the folded part 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 inside of the card. 

hand writing message inside reindeer Christmas card

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

You’ll love how quick and easy this craft is to make using our free reindeer card template. Kids can even customize their creations with pipe cleaners, googly eyes, or any other craft material they’d like!

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 holiday 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 create.

Simply print out the free template, have your child color it in, and then glue their photo on it. It would also make the perfect gift for a family member or friend!

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 a great idea 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!

Christmas activities

If you’re a teacher or you’re planning a Christmas party with lots of young children 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.

reindeer Christmas card

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. They’re the perfect daycare activity for a group of kids, or fun for the whole family at home!

If your child loves sensory play, be sure to try out this easy Christmas sensory bin or this edible candy cane slime. Older kids will think these activities are cool, too!

2 reindeer card crafts

More Christmas Fun

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

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. hands cutting out reindeer Christmas 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. hand gluing mouth to reindeer Christmas card
  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.hand gluing antlers to reindeer Christmas card
  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.*hand gluing inner ear to outer ear of reindeer Christmas card
  8. Open up and write a message.

Did you make this craft?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Pinterest

Free Reindeer Template

Freebie download image

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Gloria

Thursday 21st of December 2023

I would like a template

Sam

Thursday 21st of December 2023

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

polona

Tuesday 19th of December 2023

i would love template

Sam

Tuesday 19th of December 2023

Of course! All you need to do is click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Jessica

Thursday 14th of December 2023

Quiero la plantilla del reno para hacer la tarjeta

Sam

Friday 15th of December 2023

Of course! All you need to do is click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Vere Gomez

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Hi I want this freebie reindeer template pleas

Sam

Thursday 14th of December 2023

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “I want this freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Maria Christina

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Hi guys! I think there's no form to fill in at the end of this craft. I haven't faced this issue with any of the other crafts you offer!

Sam

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Hi! I'm not sure if there was a glitch at one point, but it's there now. Just click the "I want this freebie" image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form ◡̈

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Instructions