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
- Colored card stock or construction paper
- Reindeer card template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)
Scroll to the bottom to find the download form.
Download the reindeer card template, print, and cut out all of the pieces except for the reindeer head (the card base).
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.
Place the eyes about 1.5″ from the bottom of the head and glue in the middle.
Next, place the mouth area on top of the card, overlapping the eyes a little. Glue in place.
Take the reindeer’s black or red nose and glue it just above the mouth line.
Glue the antlers to the top of the card, in the middle of the head.
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.*
Open up and write a message.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
More Christmas Fun
- Kids will love this classic fabric Christmas tree advent calendar.
- This custom Santa sack is a super festive way to wrap up all your kids’ gifts!
- Encourage festive sensory play this Xmas, with this cute gingerbread play dough kit.
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Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored card stock or construction paper
- Reindeer card template
- Download the reindeer card template, print, and cut out all of the pieces except for the reindeer head (the card base).
- 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.
- Place the eyes about 1.5" from the bottom of the head and glue in the middle.
- Next, place the mouth area on top of the card, overlapping the eyes a little. Glue in place.
- Take the reindeer's black or red nose and glue it just above the mouth line.
- Glue the antlers to the top of the card, in the middle of the head.
- 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.*
- Open up and write a message.