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Paper Plate Reindeer Craft For Kids [Free Template]

It’s officially the Christmas season, so that means giving you plenty of easy Christmas craft ideas for kids!

Today we’re sharing one of the cutest (and simplest) crafts to date, this paper plate reindeer craft!

And, if you need a few tips or reasons why this craft is great for the holiday season, be sure you check out everything we have to say about this craft below!

We’re certain this simple holiday craft will bring the whole family together!

If your kids want more festive fun, be sure to check out all of our fun reindeer crafts for kids!

Reindeer Paper Plate Craft

paper plate reindeer craft image collage with the words paper plate reindeer

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Brown paint
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Circle punch (optional)
  • Reindeer template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the free reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces. Paint the entire paper plate a dark brown. Let dry completely.

hands painting paper plate brown

Glue the eyes at the top of the inner circle of the paper plate.

hand gluing eyes onto paper plate reindeer craft

Glue the cream muzzle just below the eyes, in the center.

hand gluing muzzle onto paper plate reindeer craft

Position the red or black reindeer nose in the center of the muzzle and glue in place.

hand gluing nose onto paper plate reindeer craft

Use a small circle punch or scissors to cut two small circles from the pink card stock and glue between the eyes and the muzzle, on the side of the plate.

hand gluing cheeks onto paper plate reindeer craft

Place the cream inner ear inside the larger outer ear and glue to the middle.

hands gluing paper reindeer ears together

Take the completed ears and glue them to the top and back of the paper plate.

hand gluing ears onto paper plate reindeer craft

Position the antlers in between the ears and glue them to the back of the paper plate.

hand gluing antlers onto paper plate reindeer craft

Isn’t this such a simple and fun Christmas craft for kids?

closeup of paper plate reindeer craft

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!

Christmas Ideas For Kids

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what’s more jolly than spending time with family? This Christmas, forget about the screens and spend quality time with your loved ones with these fun ideas!

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First off, are books! We love starting a new unit with reading because it helps kids learn to read, increases their vocabulary, and helps with focus.

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!

paper plate rudolph craft

Kids’ Christmas Crafts

Christmas is the perfect time for parents to encourage their kids to get crafty! There are so many fun and festive crafts that kids can make to decorate their homes and Christmas trees. Plus, it’s a great way for kids to practice fine motor skills and be creative!

There are never too many crafts to do, so check out our Christmas crafts below to find some more to add to your holiday season!

Elf on the Shelf Photo Craft – his year, why not turn your little one into a Christmas elf? With our easy-to-use template, all you need is a few supplies and some imagination. Simply print out the template, cut out the elf body parts, and glue them onto a photo of your child. Your child will love being an elf for the holidays!

Simple Handprint Santa Craft – This Santa Claus craft is so easy and fun, even the littlest elf can do it! And there’s no need for paint, all you need is some paper!

Christmas crafts for kids image collage

Gingerbread Man Headband Craft – Make this silly gingerbread man headband with your kids this holiday season! They’ll have so much fun making their very own gingerbread man to wear, and you can even make a whole family of them! Once they’re done, they can put on their headband and run around pretending to be a gingerbread man all day long!

Yarn Wrapped Reindeer Craft – It’s time to get crafty and make some merry decorations for the holiday season. This yarn-wrapped reindeer is perfect for kids of all ages and can help them practice their fine motor skills.

paper plate Santa and reindeer craft

Christmas Kids’ Activities

Do your kids love using dot markers? If so, they’re going to have fun using these Christmas do a dot printables. This set is loaded with lots of fun and educational printables that will help with fine motor skills, letter recognition, counting, and more!

Everyone loves the Grinch so we’re certain your kids will enjoy these free Grinch worksheets that help kids recognize the letter G, have scissors practice, and work on handwriting skills.

These Christmas pattern block mats are a fun intro STEM activity for young kids and they’re virtually no prep! Just print, laminate, and grab your pattern blocks and you’re set!

Looking for a fun and festive way to keep the kids busy during the holidays? Look no further than these free printable gingerbread man color by number printables! These jolly little gingerbread men are sure to bring a smile to your face, and they’re a great way to teach your kids about colors and numbers.

closeup of paper plate reindeer craft

Share With Us

We get so excited to see how your completed projects turn out!

When you’re done, don’t forget to snap a picture of it and then share it with us on our Facebook wall or in our private Facebook group.

More Christmas Ideas For Kids

paper plate rudolph craft

Paper Plate Reindeer Craft

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this simple paper plate Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer craft for kids this Christmas!

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Brown paint
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Reindeer template

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Circle punch (optional)

Instructions

    1. Download the free reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces.
    2. Paint the entire paper plate a dark brown. Let dry completely. hands painting paper plate brown
    3. Glue the eyes at the top of the inner circle of the paper plate.
    4. Glue the cream muzzle just below the eyes, in the center.
    5. Position the red or black reindeer nose in the center of the muzzle and glue it in place. hand gluing nose onto paper plate reindeer craft
    6. Use a small circle punch or scissors to cut two small circles from the pink card stock and glue them between the eyes and the muzzle, on the side of the plate.
    7. Place the cream inner ear inside the larger outer ear and glue it to the middle. hands gluing paper reindeer ears together
    8. Take the completed ears and glue them to the top and back of the paper plate.
    9. Position the antlers in between the ears and glue them to the back of the paper plate. hand gluing antlers onto paper plate reindeer craft

Did you make this craft?

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Free Rudolph Template

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Scott Hopper

Monday 28th of November 2022

Thank you. i

Sam

Tuesday 29th of November 2022

You're welcome!

sofia

Sunday 27th of November 2022

Great!

Sam

Monday 28th of November 2022

Thank you so much!

Deanna

Saturday 5th of November 2022

Love this would love all these templates! Excited to start Christmas crafts

Sam

Monday 7th of November 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of one of the posts and the link will be sent to you πŸ™‚

Andrea

Friday 26th of August 2022

Would love the template please! It’s super cute!

Sam

Saturday 27th of August 2022

Thanks! 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 πŸ™‚

berta

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

puede enviarme la plantilla por favor? gracias

Sam T

Tuesday 15th of December 2020

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 ?

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