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Handprint Reindeer Card For Christmas [FREE Template]

One of the sweetest gifts a parent or grandparent can get from a child is a handmade Christmas card!

This handprint reindeer card is the perfect Xmas craft for kids in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary to make and bring home to Mom and Dad!

It’s another one of our fun reindeer crafts for kids that’s easy to create and only requires a few basic supplies.

Read on below or watch our fun video tutorial to see just how these cute little reindeer are made!

Handprint Rudolph Card

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Supplies

This easy reindeer handprint card was inspired by this cute craft idea.

Directions

Download the handprint reindeer template, print and cut ou the pieces.

Hands holding handprint reindeer craft template

Fold a piece of kraft paper in half “hamburger” style and position your child’s left hand along the folded end so the pinky lines up with the fold. Trace the handprint and cut out.

Position the red reindeer harness just below where the thumb ends and glue in place. Cut off the excess pieces on each side.

Hands gluing red stripe on handprint reindeer card

Place three jingle bells evenly along the harness and glue in place.

Hands gluing bells onto handprint reindeer card craft

Use the black marker to draw on the reindeer’s hooves.

Hands coloring in handprint reindeer hooves

Position the reindeer’s tail around where the harness is and glue behind the card.

Hands gluing tail onto handprint reindeer card craft

Assemble the head by gluing the cream circle between the reindeer’s eyes.

Hands gluing muzzle onto handprint reindeer face

Glue the tiny red pom pom in the center of the cream circle.

Hands gluing antlers onto handprint reindeer head

Position the brown antlers behind the head and glue in place.

Hands gluing antlers onto handprint reindeer head

Take the completed reindeer head on the thumb and glue in place.

Hands gluing head onto handprint reindeer body

We just love how these reindeer handprint cards turned out!

As you can see in our pictures and video, we used kraft paper. We think it not only looks the best, but it’s so thick that it makes the card really durable.

If you don’t have kraft paper, you can always substitute it for light brown card stock.

If you like this reindeer craft, you’ll also love making this paper plate reindeer craft or this reindeer headband craft.

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Making This Craft In The Classroom

Because we think these DIY Christmas cards would put a big smile on Mom and Dad’s faces, they make an excellent craft for the classroom!

Depending on the amount of adult assistance you have, they would be ideal for kids in preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary school.

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Inside our free printable reindeer template, we’ve included two different types of templates.

If you’re making this reindeer craft at school, be sure to use the second template which has all the pieces organized by what color paper they are to be printed out on.

Related: Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer Craft For Kids

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If the kids in your classroom are old enough to have the dexterity to cut out the pieces themselves, there’s almost no prep work.

If, on the other hand, they don’t have the necessary cutting skills they need, be sure to plan out time to cut out the pieces ahead of time.

Although this craft is super simple, to begin with, there are one or two ways to make it even simpler!

Instead of gluing the reindeer’s harness onto the body, younger kids may prefer to color on the harness with a marker.

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If the tiny reindeer tail is too difficult to cut out, you can skip it altogether.

While we love the 3D effect the small red pom pom nose brings to the craft, you can also simplify this part by drawing it on. You don’t even need to use the cream muzzle part if you don’t want to; Just draw on a big, red (or black) nose with a marker between the eyes!

However you decide to adapt this craft to the students in your class, we’re sure they’ll enjoy making it and the parents will love receiving it!!!

Christmas Unit For Kids

Don’t let the fun stop here! Create an entire Christmas unit study around this reindeer craft. Below are some of our favorite ideas to get you started.

Reading aloud to your children can help in so many ways! Kids can increase their sense of curiosity for learning, improve their listening skills, vocabulary, problem-solving, and attention span. All from a simple and fun activity! That’s why we always recommend starting a new unit with books.

Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!

Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.

Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!

How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!

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Crafting helps kids learn how to use scissors, follow directions, boost their confidence, and so much more! Add in some more crafting opportunities with these fun projects:

Give your little ones a fun activity that will engage their minds while also practicing counting, letter recognition, visual discrimination, and more! These Christmas do a dot printables are super festive and great for learning!

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Introduce your kids to the joy of learning with these Christmas pattern block mats. These brightly colored mats are a fun way for them to learn about shapes and colors as well as developing fine motor skills! And they’re so cute, too!

If you’re looking to get your kids in the Christmas spirit, these Christmas coloring pages are perfect. They’ll help with handwriting practice and keep them busy during this fun time of year! Download now – they’re free!

Christmas is coming up fast. Get the kids in the holiday spirit with these fun Christmas I spy printables that are perfect for your kids or students.

Share With Us

Did you make this handprint reindeer card with your students or children?

We’d love to see how they turn out!

Just snap a picture and post it to our Facebook page or in our private Facebook group.

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Handprint Reindeer Card For Christmas

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This handprint reindeer card is a fun Christmas craft project for preschool, kindergarten and elementary children!

Materials

  • Kraft paper
  • Colored cardstock (in cream, yellow, dark brown and red)
  • Black marker
  • Small red pom pom (or red marker)
  • Glue stick
  • Handprint reindeer template (download form located at the end of the page)

Tools

  • .25" circle punch (optional)
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the handprint reindeer template, print and cut ou the pieces.
  2. Fold a piece of kraft paper in half "hamburger" style and position your child's left hand along the folded end so the pinky lines up with the fold. Trace the handprint and cut out.
  3. Position the red reindeer harness just below where the thumb ends and glue in place. Cut off the excess pieces on each side.
  4. Place three jingle bells evenly along the harness and glue in place.
  5. Use the black marker to draw on the reindeer's hooves.
  6. Position the reindeer's tail around where the harness is and glue behind the card.
  7. Assemble the head by gluing the cream circle between the reindeer's eyes.
  8. Glue the tiny red pom pom in the center of the cream circle.
  9. Position the brown antlers behind the head and glue in place.
  10. Take the completed reindeer head on the thumb and glue in place.

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Leonard

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

Great idea. Thanks

Sam T

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

You're welcome!

Cory

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Can you email me the reindeer template?

Sam T

Thursday 10th of December 2020

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will be sent to you ?

Karen Coleman

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Reindeer template

Sam T

Thursday 10th of December 2020

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will be sent to you ?

Nancy

Monday 7th of December 2020

Reindeer templete

Sam T

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this page and the link will be sent to you ?

Amanda Guidry

Saturday 5th of December 2020

Looks fun!

Sam T

Monday 7th of December 2020

Thanks!

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