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Torn Paper Reindeer Craft For Kids [Free Template]

It’s almost that time again for Santa’s reindeer to be dashing through the night sky guiding a sleigh full of gifts! Get kids in the festive spirit by creating their own reindeer.

This torn paper reindeer craft is a fun project kids will love to do. It’s easy and after a little tearing and pasting colorful paper, they’ll have their own charming reindeer to use as a holiday decoration.

This reindeer craft is a fantastic activity for honing your little one’s fine motor skills. As kids tear and paste paper to bring their reindeer to life, they’re also working those small muscles in their hands. It’s a wonderful way to keep little hands busy and engaged, all while having a jolly time.

Now that you’re all set to make the torn paper reindeer, explore more reindeer activities to make this Christmas season extra special.

Ripped Paper Reindeer Craft

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Plan your next crafting time with the kids by downloading and printing our free reindeer template, gathering a few simple supplies, and putting on some Christmas music to get into the spirit!

Supplies

Directions

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

torn paper reindeer craft template

Begin by spreading glue over a large section of the upper part of the reindeer background paper.

spreading the glue over the section of reindeer craft

Next, start tearing different shades of brown paper into small pieces. Separate the papers into 3 piles: one for lighter brown, one for dirty white, and one for darker brown. Then begin gluing the darker brown into the Antler part.

hand gluing the antler of torn paper reindeer craft

Use the lighter brown pieces to fill in the entire upper part of the reindeer.

hand gluing the upper part of the face of torn paper reindeer craft

Use the dirty white pieces to fill in the entire lower part of the reindeer.

hand gluing the the entire lower part of the reindeer craft

Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side of the reindeer, a little below the antlers.

hand gluing the eyes of the torn paper reindeer craft

Glue the eyebrows above both eyes.

hand gluing the eyebrows of the torn paper reindeer craft

Place the nose in between and slightly below the eyes and glue it in place.

hand gluing the nose of the torn paper reindeer craft

Position the mouth slightly below the nose and glue it down.

hand gluing the mouth of the torn paper reindeer craft

Glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.

hand gluing the tongue of the torn paper reindeer craft

Finish up by gluing the pink paper to the cheeks to create a blush effect on the reindeer’s face.

hand gluing the blush effect of face of reindeer craft

For more fun, check out our Christmas activities that are sure to get your kids in the spirit!

holding the reindeer torn paper craft

Classroom Christmas Party Ideas

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to start planning your classroom Christmas party.

We have a sleigh full of holiday crafts and activities that would be perfect to do during a class party or at home. Sprinkle some holiday magic into your festivities with books, crafts, and activities that will keep kids entertained and engaged. Keep reading to note some of our favorites we think you’ll love, too.

dual version of torn paper reindeer craft side by side

Christmas Children’s 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!

dual version of torn paper reindeer craft

Easy Fun Christmas Crafts

Christmas Tree Tissue Paper Craft – Light up your holiday spirit with a fun tissue paper craft! With colorful tissue paper, glue, and oodles of creativity, kids can craft their very own festive tree.

They’ll be able to enhance fine motor skills, explore colors, and create a decoration that’ll make them beam with pride.

Stocking Card Craft – As we eagerly await Santa’s visit, let’s get creative by making card for someone! Kids can personalize their card’s greetings, and with basic supplies and our easy template, creating these charming stockings is a breeze.

collage of easy fun christmas crafts

Christmas Penguin Craft – With its Santa hat and a gift in flippers, this little guy is all set for the holidays! This craft is a fantastic way to improve scissor skills and fine motor abilities, so grab the free template and crafting supplies to start a jolly holiday project!

Santa Handprint Craft for Kids – No paint is required for this festive and personalized craft! You’ll need paper, glue, scissors, and our printable template to make a delightful, mess-free project that’s perfect for kids of all ages.

Educational Christmas Activities

Cuddle up with the holiday book, How to Catch Santa, then extend the fun of the book with our engaging How to Catch Santa worksheets!

These companion worksheets are a great complement to the favorite holiday book, and are fun, hands-on ways to learn. Children can refine their fine motor skills, solve patterns, increase their vocabulary, recognize the letter ‘C,’ and much more.

For some festive fun and learning, download these Christmas pattern block mats! These mats offer an engaging way to introduce math skills to kids, covering concepts like patterning, symmetry, fractions, and more, all in a cute holiday theme.

Make learning a jolly activity exploring shapes, enhancing math skills, and fine tuning their motor skills. Get ready to create Santa, Mrs. Claus, penguins, elves, Rudolph, and snowmen with your pattern blocks!

collage of Educational Christmas Activities

Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained during the holiday rush? Our Christmas dot to dots are the perfect solution. While you tackle your to-do list, like wrapping gifts and holiday baking, the kids can have a blast connecting the dots to reveal festive Christmas images.

They’ll unveil a reindeer, Santa, and a snowman, honing their fine motor and counting skills along the way. Just hit print, grab the crayons, and enjoy this no-prep, fun filled activity. 

solo picture of torn paper reindeer craft blue background

Get ready to add a pop of color and holiday cheer to your Christmas season with these adorable Christmas coloring pages!

There are 10 delightful designs featuring snowmen, reindeer, Christmas trees, and jolly old Santa himself. These free printable coloring pages are perfect for kids of all ages, so grab the crayons and bring these Christmas characters to life!

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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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Torn Paper Reindeer Craft For Kids

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

This torn paper reindeer craft is a fun project kids will love to do. It’s easy and after a little tearing and pasting colorful paper, they’ll have their own charming reindeer to use as a holiday decoration.

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Reindeer template

Instructions

  1. Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin by spreading glue over a large section of the upper part of the reindeer background paper.
  3. Next, start tearing different shades of brown paper into small pieces. Separate the papers into 3 piles: one for lighter brown, one for dirty white, and one for darker brown. Then begin gluing the darker brown into the Antler part.hand gluing the antler of torn paper reindeer craft
  4. Use the lighter brown pieces to fill in the entire upper part of the reindeer.
  5. Use the dirty white pieces to fill in the entire lower part of the reindeer.
  6. Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side of the reindeer, a little below the antlers.
  7. Glue the eyebrows above both eyes.hand gluing the eyebrows of the torn paper reindeer craft
  8. Place the nose in between and slightly below the eyes and glue it in place.
  9. Position the mouth slightly below the nose and glue it down.
  10. Glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.hand gluing the tongue of the torn paper reindeer craft
  11. Finish up by gluing the pink paper to the cheeks to create a blush effect on the reindeer’s face.

Did you make this craft?

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Rhonda Graham

Monday 25th of December 2023

Needing templates

Sam

Tuesday 26th of December 2023

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you. Once you've been confirmed as an email subscriber (by clicking the link in the first email), you simply enter your email in any of the forms and it'll automatically redirect you to the download page.

Jennifer

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Super sympa

Sara

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

So thankful for these quick and easy crafts! Merry Christmas!

Sam

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Aww, thanks so much! Merry Christmas to you as well 🎄

Pou

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

I need one

Sam

Wednesday 13th of December 2023

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “I want this freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Carmen

Tuesday 12th of December 2023

nice

Sam

Tuesday 12th of December 2023

Thanks so much!

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