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!
Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by spreading glue over a large section of the upper part of the reindeer background paper.
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.
Use the lighter brown pieces to fill in the entire upper part of the reindeer.
Use the dirty white pieces to fill in the entire lower part of the reindeer.
Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side of the reindeer, a little below the antlers.
Glue the eyebrows above both eyes.
Place the nose in between and slightly below the eyes and glue it in place.
Position the mouth slightly below the nose and glue it down.
Glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
Finish up by gluing the pink paper to the cheeks to create a blush effect on the reindeer’s face.
For more fun, check out our Christmas activities that are sure to get your kids in the spirit!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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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More Winter Fun
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Reindeer template
- Download the reindeer template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by spreading glue over a large section of the upper part of the reindeer background paper.
- 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.
- Use the lighter brown pieces to fill in the entire upper part of the reindeer.
- Use the dirty white pieces to fill in the entire lower part of the reindeer.
- Take the eyes and glue them, one on each side of the reindeer, a little below the antlers.
- Glue the eyebrows above both eyes.
- Place the nose in between and slightly below the eyes and glue it in place.
- Position the mouth slightly below the nose and glue it down.
- Glue the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.
- Finish up by gluing the pink paper to the cheeks to create a blush effect on the reindeer’s face.