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Yarn Wrapped Reindeer Craft For Kids [Free Template]

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Even if you’re a family that doesn’t do much crafting, Christmas changes everything!

You have more time home with the kids, everyone is feeling cheery, and you want to celebrate. That’s why we’re sharing this easy yarn wrapped reindeer craft.

It’s a simple reindeer craft for kids that’s not only fun but also works on fine motor skills! It’s great for the little ones who like to be busy doing something.

When your kids make this craft, they can paint, cut, glue and wrap their way to an adorable reindeer. Make it one of Santa’s helpers or make it the most famous reindeer of all – Rudolph!

Watch our quick video below to see how simple it is to make with your children!

Easy Reindeer Craft

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Supplies

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Directions

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

hands holding yarn wrapped reindeer craft template

Use the template to trace the reindeer head onto the thin cardboard. Use scissors to cut it out.

hands tracing reindeer head template on back of cereal box

Paint the cardboard in a thin coat of brown paint. Let dry completely before moving on. You can skip this step if you plan to wrap the entire piece of cardboard in yarn.

hands painting cardboard piece light brown

Tape one end of your yarn onto the backside of the reindeer’s head. Wrap the yarn around as many times as you’d like. When you’re finished tape the end piece of the yarn to the back of the head. If there’s no cardboard space to tape it to, just tie the end to another portion of the wrapped yarn.

hands taping yarn end to cardboard
hands wrapping brown yarn around cardboard

Glue the reindeer nose to the muzzle, then glue it to the lower portion of the wrapped reindeer head.

*We used glue dots to secure the pieces to the yarn because it’s quick, easy, and there’s no mess, but you can also use liquid glue. Just make sure to let the craft sit long enough for the glue to dry completely.*

hands gluing nose to yarn wrapped reindeer craft

Position the eyes above and on either side of the nose and glue in place.

hands gluing eyes to yarn wrapped reindeer craft

Finish the reindeer’s ear by gluing the inner ears to the outers, then glue them to the top, backside of the head.

hands gluing inner ears to outer ears of reindeer craft
hands gluing ears to yarn wrapped reindeer craft

Complete the reindeer by gluing the antlers to the top, back of the head, in between the ears.

hands gluing antlers to yarn wrapped reindeer craft
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Isn’t this such an easy reindeer craft? You can make it for Christmas or just for a winter animal theme!

If you’re finding your child is having a difficult time wrapping the yarn around the head, you can always cut small slits along the outside of the head. These will catch the yarn so it’ll stay in place.

This is a fun activity you can make with preschoolers, pre-k, or kindergarten children.

We hope your child has a blast making their own cute little reindeer!

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Yarn Wrapped Reindeer Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Learn how to make this easy yarn wrapped reindeer with the kids this Christmas! It's fun and great for fine motor practice!

Materials

  • Thin cardboard from a cereal or tissue box
  • Brown yarn
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Permanent glue dots (optional, but recommended)
  • Giant 2" pom pom (optional)
  • Paint (optional)
  • Paintbrush
  • Reindeer template

Instructions

  1. Download the reindeer template, print and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Use the template to trace the reindeer head onto the thin cardboard. Use scissors to cut it out.
  3. Paint the cardboard in a thin coat of brown paint. Let dry completely before moving on. You can skip this step if you plan to wrap the entire piece of cardboard in yarn.
  4. Tape one end of your yarn onto the backside of the reindeer's head. Wrap the yarn around as many times as you'd like. When you're finished tape the end piece of the yarn to the back of the head. If there's no cardboard space to tape it to, just tie the end to another portion of the wrapped yarn.
  5. Glue the reindeer nose to the muzzle, then glue it to the lower portion of the wrapped reindeer head. We used glue dots to secure the nose/mouth area to the yarn because it's quick, easy, and there's no mess, but you can also use liquid glue. Just make sure to let the craft sit long enough for the glue to dry completely.
  6. Position the eyes above and on either side of the nose and glue in place.
  7. Finish the reindeer's ear by gluing the inner ears to the outers, then glue them to the top, backside of the head.
  8. Complete the reindeer by gluing the antlers to the top, back of the head, in between the ears.

Reindeer Template

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