If there’s one character that’s almost as popular as good ‘ol Santa Claus himself, it’s his best reindeer, Rudolph!
We’re sharing this paper Rudolph reindeer craft for you to make with the kids. It’s the perfect reindeer craft for kids that’s simple and fun to make.
Like normal, we’re giving you the free printable template so it’s even easier to recreate with kids.
This project is great for little ones in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school.
Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial to see exactly how this reindeer is made!
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Craft
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- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Reindeer template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)
Download the Rudolph template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin building Rudolph by gluing the hooves to all of the feet. Once that’s finished, glue the back leg above the bottom leg. Glue the front leg above the other leg on the backside of the paper.
Glue Rudolph’s head to his neck.
Make Rudolph’s face by gluing the eyes to the middle of the face.
Place the muzzle slightly on the eyes and glue it in place.
Take the red nose and glue it to the middle of the muzzle.
Finish off Rudolph by gluing the antlers to the top, and back of his head.
That’s it! This is a 4 supply, easy, quick, and fun Christmas craft for kids!
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
Christmas is a magical time of year when families come together and children’s imaginations come alive. Snuggling in with the kids during the Christmas season is one of the best parts of the holiday. Spending time together building childhood memories is what Christmas is all about. Find tons of ideas that will keep your kids engaged all holiday season!
Christmas Children’s Books
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what could be more jolly than snuggling up with your little ones to read Christmas books together? Not only is reading a great way to spend quality time with your kids, but it also has numerous benefits for their development.
Reading Christmas books helps kids learn about the festive season, develop their literacy skills, and even understand complex emotions like happiness, love, and kindness. And of course, it’s just plain fun! So this Christmas, make some time to curl up with your little ones and enjoy a festive tale or two.
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!
Christmas Crafts For Kids
Crafts are not only fun but will also help your kids learn valuable things like:
- learning to follow directions
- building confidence in their skills
- help them focus
- work on fine motor skills
Because of this, we love doing as many crafts as possible!
Our number 1 most popular Christmas craft is this Buddy the Elf free printable photo craft. Have you ever seen those Elf Yourself movies? This craft is like those! Every kiddo loves seeing themselves as a Christmas elf. There’s also an elf craft specifically for girls here too.
This reindeer headband craft is perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten children. It’s simple and so cute for Christmas concerts or parties!
If you want a cute keepsake to keep forever, you have to make this handprint reindeer craft. It’s adorable and easy to make.
Kids love playing with puppets? This gingerbread paper bag puppet is simple and comes with a free printable template too!
Recently, we also made this popsicle stick reindeer craft and it’s already been a huge hit! It allows kids to paint, glue, and create a cute craft that’s easily transformed into an ornament for the tree.
Kids’ Christmas Activities
What better way to sneak in some fine motor skills and coloring than with these free printable reindeer coloring pages? Just print them out and let your little ones have at it! They’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize they’re improving their dexterity.
These free printable Santa worksheets are perfect for your little learner! The label a Santa page is great for scissor skills, the handwriting page helps with hand-eye coordination, and the letter S maze is perfect for letter recognition. So sit back, relax, and print out these freebies for some holiday learning fun!
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start getting into the festive spirit! And what better way to do that than with some Christmas do a dot printables? These jolly and festive printables are not only great for fine motor skills and counting practice, but they’re also sure to bring a smile to your child’s face. So whether you’re looking for a fun activity to keep the little ones occupied during the holiday season or you’re just wanting to add a little extra learning to your home, these printables are sure to do the trick!
- Have Santa accidentally drop his sleigh driver’s license for some festive magic!
- These reindeer candy cane sleeves are a great small gift for the classroom or friends.
- Grab your kids one of these cute personalized drink tumblers.
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More Christmas Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Glue stick
- Reindeer template
- Download the Rudolph template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin building Rudolph by gluing the hooves to all of the feet. Once that's finished, glue the back leg above the bottom leg. Glue the front leg above the other leg on the backside of the paper.
- Make Rudolph's face by gluing the eyes to the middle of the face.
- Place the muzzle slightly on the eyes and glue in place.
- Take the red nose and glue it to the middle of the muzzle.
- Finish off Rudolph by gluing the antlers to the top, back of his head.