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Reindeer Finger Puppet Craft For Kids [FREE Template]

When it comes to Christmas and winter animals, one of the first ones that comes to mind are reindeer!

They’re always seen with Santa Claus and they’re also in many winter children’s books, which is why we’ve created this reindeer finger puppet craft.

It’s a fun and super simple reindeer craft for kids that can be for the holidays or just for winter.

We’re giving you a free printable template in 2 versions to make it an activity even the youngest of kids can do!

Print out version 1 to make your own finger puppet craft or use version 2 to print it out in black and white and let the kids color it in themselves.

Because both versions are available, this craft is great for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children!

Finger Puppet Reindeer Craft

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Supplies

Directions

Download the reindeer craft template, print and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding finger puppet template

Assemble the reindeer’s head by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears. Next, take eyes and glue them near the top of the head.

hands gluing inner ear to reindeer finger puppet craft
hands gluing eyes to reindeer finger puppet craft

Take the muzzle and glue it in between and slightly overlapping the eyes, like in the picture below.

hands gluing nose to reindeer finger puppet craft

Glue the head to the reindeer’s body.

hands gluing reindeer head to finger puppet body

Use the circle punch to cut out the four circle where your child’s finger will go through.

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Christmas + Winter Preschool Theme

You can easily incorporate this reindeer finger puppet craft into a Christmas themed preschool unit that kids will love!

Start off with some fun learning activities. We love these Christmas do a dot printables. They’re great for preschoolers and will help them work on counting, patterns, letter recognition, numbers, and more!

finger puppet reindeer craft with fingers

If your child loves STEM-based activities, use these Christmas pattern block mats. They’re a simple hands-on activity that will help with fine motor skills and shape recognition.

This puffy paint snowglobe craft combines sensory and crafting!

Don’t forget how much kids can learn while crafting. Be sure to check out this Grinch headband craft, this free printable elf craft, and this paper bag gingerbread craft. They’re all fun, cute, and come with a free printable template!

colored in reindeer finger puppet

Want some more winter-themed activities? Try this free polar bear memory game. It’s simple for kids to play together or alone.

End with some open-ended sensory play when you set up this winter sensory bin or this snow slime!

two reindeer finger puppets

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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!

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Reindeer Puppet Craft

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

Make this adorable reindeer finger puppet with the kids this winter!

Materials

  • Thick cardstock
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • 5/8" circle punch
  • Reindeer craft template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to get the link emailed to you)

Tools

Instructions

  1. Download the reindeer craft template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Assemble the reindeer's head by gluing the inner ears to the outer ears. Next, take eyes and glue them near the top of the head.
  3. Take the muzzle and glue it in between and slightly overlapping the eyes, like in the picture below.
  4. Glue the head to the reindeer's body.
  5. Use the circle punch to cut out the four circle where your child's finger will go through.

Free Reindeer Puppet Template

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Enriqueta

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Estan preciosos

Sam T

Friday 11th of December 2020

Thanks!

ROBERT PAULAK

Monday 30th of November 2020

Thank you! I would love to do this activity with 5th Grade students. We want to do a Zoom recording of "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" and we would love the link to the template.

Sam T

Monday 30th of November 2020

You're welcome! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and it’ll be emailed to you ?

ROBERT PAULAK

Sunday 29th of November 2020

This looks wonderful. We want to do a class Zoom song for our Winter Concert. Thank you! Please send me the template!

Sam T

Monday 30th of November 2020

How fun! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and it’ll be emailed to you ?

Selina

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Richtig toll

Sam T

Wednesday 25th of November 2020

Thanks!

dora

Friday 13th of November 2020

it's perfect! how can i get the printable reindeer??

Sam T

Saturday 14th of November 2020

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

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