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Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer Craft [FREE Template]

If your family loves all things Christmas and recycled crafts for kids, you’re going to love this toilet paper roll reindeer craft!

With all the extra time kids have off from school this winter, you’ll have plenty of time for crafting.

This simple cardboard tube Rudolph craft is a fun and easy way to celebrate the holiday season.

And since it uses recycled supplies and common craft supplies like tape, paper, and markers, it’s a cheap way to keep the kids entertained!

Read on below or watch our step by step video tutorial to see how simple it is to make this craft with your kids! Also, be sure to check out all of our reindeer crafts for kids for festive fun all Christmas season.

Paper Roll Rudolph Craft

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Supplies

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Colored card stock or construction paper
  • Kraft paper
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Glue dot
  • Black marker
  • Red jewel sticker (optional)

We love the way the red jewel sticker looks for this reindeer craft, but if you don’t have one, just substitute red card stock. In case you’re wondering, we picked up a small bag of these red jewel stickers in the Christmas section at Dollar Tree.

Directions

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

hands holding toilet paper roll reindeer craft template

Stretch out the glue dot and place it inside the top of the toilet paper roll. Stick both sides together to seal the top of the paper roll.

hands gluing top of toilet paper roll closed

Place the eyes on the top of the cardboard tube and glue in place.

hands gluing eyes onto toilet paper roll reindeer craft

Position the jewel sticker (or cut out a red circle) on the cream muzzle and glue in place.

hands gluing red nose onto toilet paper roll reindeer muzzle

Place the completed muzzle on the toilet paper roll, just below the eyes.

hands gluing nose onto toilet paper roll reindeer craft

Use the black marker to draw a smile below the muzzle.

hands drawing mouth onto toilet paper roll reindeer craft

Make the reindeer’s collar by gluing one to three bells along the red strap.

hands gluing reindeer harness together

Tape the completed collar on the bottom of the cardboard tube.

hands gluing harness onto toilet paper roll reindeer craft

Place each ear on either side of the top of the toilet paper roll and glue them in place.

hands gluing ears onto toilet paper roll reindeer craft

Glue the antlers in between the ears and on the back of the toilet paper roll.

hands gluing antlers onto toilet paper roll reindeer craft

That’s all you need to do to make this festive toilet paper roll craft for kids!

hand holding toilet paper roll 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!

Paper Roll Reindeer Template

Included in this download are two versions of the template. The first part has all of the template pieces on one page. This option works best for one or two kids. You’ll need to print this off on white card stock, then trace it onto the colored paper for each piece.

toilet paper roll reindeer crafts

If you’ll be doing this craft in a group setting, like at daycare, the library, or in the classroom, we suggest you use the second part of the template.

The second part divides the pieces up by the colored paper they are to be printed on. When you use this option, you won’t need to retrace. You simply print it out on colored paper and cut it once. This is great for cutting down on prep time!

Reindeer Craft Notes

It may seem like a bit overkill to use a glue stick, tape, and glue dots for one craft, but we assure you this is the best option!

The glue dot is the only way we found to close the top of the toilet paper roll without it being visible. You could also try using liquid glue, but it will be messy and might not be strong enough to hold over time.

Related: Handprint Reindeer Craft For Kids

If you’re using thick card stock, which we think looks best for the craft, you’ll need the tape to secure the reindeer collar to the bottom of the tube.

We initially tried just using a glue stick, but since it is wrapped around the paper roll, it wouldn’t stick.

If you don’t have any kraft paper on hand, you can also use brown card stock. We found that the kraft paper looks almost identical to the toilet paper roll, so that’s why we used it instead.

toilet paper roll reindeer craft

Christmas Ideas For Kids

‘Tis the season for Christmas cheer, and what better way to spread some holiday cheer than by spending time with your kids? But what if you’re looking for something more than just jingle bells and Santa Claus? Here are some fun and festive ideas that are not only educational but will also help you create lasting memories with your kids.

Christmas Children’s Books

There are so many wonderful Christmas books for kids, and parents should definitely take the time to read them aloud to their little ones. Not only are Christmas books a great way to get into the holiday spirit, but they’re also packed with valuable lessons about giving, sharing, and being kind.

And what could be more important than that? So this holiday season, snuggle up with your kiddos and enjoy some quality reading time together.

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!

toilet paper roll reindeer crafts

Kids’ Christmas Crafts

Snowman Gingerbread Man Disguise Craft – It’s that time of year again! The time for jingle bells, Christmas trees, and…paper snowman gingerbread men?! That’s right, this year you can make your very own paper snowman gingerbread man disguise to hide the gingerbread man from being eaten.

Paper Plate Santa Craft For Kids – This Santa Claus craft is sure to bring some holiday cheer to your kids! But this Santa isn’t just for decoration – he also moves up and down the chimney! Now watch as Santa brings some holiday magic to your home!

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Reindeer Tissue Paper Craft – This tissue paper craft is not only fun for kids to make, but it’s also good for them! It helps fine motor skills and they get to practice learning colors. This reindeer is also super cute and would make a great addition to any holiday decor. Plus, it’s a perfect craft to do with the kids if you’re looking for something festive and fun to do together.

Elf On The Shelf Paper Bag Puppet – This fun elf puppet craft is perfect for kids! Just print out the template, cut it out, and glue it to a paper bag. Then let your kid’s imaginations run wild as they create their own mischievous elf! This fun craft is perfect for pretend play and will definitely get them into excited about Christmas!

toilet paper roll reindeer craft

Christmas Fun

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We can’t wait to see all the cute finished projects!!

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More Christmas Ideas For Kids

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Toilet Paper Roll Reindeer Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how easy it is to make this toilet paper roll reindeer craft with the kids this Christmas season!

Materials

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Colored card stock (in cream, brown, red and yellow)
  • Kraft paper
  • White card stock
  • Glue stick
  • Tape
  • Glue dot
  • Black marker
  • Red jewel sticker (optional)

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

    1. Download the reindeer craft template, print and cut out the pieces.
    2. Stretch out the glue dot and place it inside the top of the toilet paper roll. Stick both sides together to seal the top of the paper roll.
    3. Place the eyes on the top of the cardboard tube and glue in place.
    4. Position the jewel sticker (or cut out a red circle) on the cream muzzle and glue in place.
    5. Place the completed muzzle on the toilet paper roll, just below the eyes.
    6. Use the black marker to draw a smile below the muzzle.
    7. Make the reindeer's collar by gluing one to three bells along the red strap.
      Tape the completed collar on the bottom of the cardboard tube.
    8. Place each ear on either side of the top of the toilet paper roll and glue in place.
    9. Glue the antlers in between the ears and on the back of the toilet paper roll.

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Cheryl

Sunday 20th of November 2022

My daughter loves this reindeer so much! So cute.

Sam

Monday 21st of November 2022

Oh, yay! So glad!

elis silveira

Friday 23rd of September 2022

Excelente

Sam

Monday 26th of September 2022

Thank you!!

Eliana

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

I loved this!!!

Sam T

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

So happy to hear that!!

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