Free Printable Reindeer Paper Craft

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This free printable reindeer paper craft is so cute for winter and the holidays! The reindeer is easy to make with a printable template and construction paper.

This bright colorful craft combines cutting and folding skills and is a fun activity for all ages.

Read on to find out how to make this adorable reindeer craft!

I’ve got more fun Reindeer Crafts and Recipes for you to enjoy – right click and open these ideas in a new tab so that you can read them after this one!


This post is part of the Create Christmas series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog – a celebration of everything Christmas and Winter. Now in its 8th year, the 2019 series is bigger and better, running from November through December 31st!

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Printable Reindeer Craft

When the weather outside is frightful and you need a project to keep the kids from complaining they are bored, break out this awesome reindeer craft for them to make.

They will be able to practice cutting things out as well as folding strips of paper accordion-style to make the arms and legs for the reindeer!

Print the templates in advance and store them in a folder so that you can grab them at a moment’s notice.

A box of basic craft supplies is also a good thing to have on hand, and I’ve compiled a list of things you might need in the craft tips section further down this page.

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Easy Paper Craft Reindeer

Materials & Tools Used in This Craft

Full instructions are found in the printable tutorial card at the end of this post, but here is a quick outline so you know what to expect from the craft.

I highly recommend always reading everything all the way through before starting any project so you understand all the steps required.

A few simple craft supplies are needed for this paper reindeer craft:

Paper Reindeer Craft Supplies

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cute reindeer paper craft

Printable Reinder Craft Tips

  • I’ve got several step-by-step photos to guide you through making this fun craft in the how-to card at the bottom of this post.
  • There is also a slideshow video over on my YouTube channel that you can watch and save to your Playlists for future reference. (Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there!)
  • Print the template onto the suggested colored paper or cardstock and cut the pieces out.
  • Alternatively, you could print onto regular paper and trace around the pieces onto the colored paper/card, especially if you are worried that it won’t go through your printer.
  • Another option is to print onto white paper and color the pieces in with crayons, pens, paints or pencils.
  • Or what about making this reindeer using craft foam? Lots of options for this winter activity!
Cute printable reindeer paper craaft
  • Use the photos as a guide and stick the pieces in place with a glue stick
  • Add facial features like eyes and nose and give rosy cheeks with a pink crayon.
  • Cut 2″/5cm wide strips of paper and make accordion folds to create the arms and legs of the X. Make them as long as you like!
  • An optional extra is adding glitter: apply white school glue to the parts you want to add some sparkle, sprinkle over your choice of color glitter, then shake off excess and leave to dry.
  • You could also use other embellishments like googly eyes, or furry fabric to bring this craft to life.
  • If you want to hang up your complete reindeer, you could use a piece of ribbon or string to form a hanging loop and stick to the back.

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Reindeer Paper Craft

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Here are some great paper crafts for you to try next:

I’ve shared lots of great craft ideas on The Purple Pumpkin Blog over the years, in fact, there are 100+ crafts to make and do at home that you can try, including more Christmas crafts.

Paper Craft Reindeer - Free Printable Template

Download Reindeer Template

  • Free Printable Paper Craft Template – Reindeer – A4 Size
  • Free Printable Paper Craft Template Template – Reindeer – US Letter Size

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Printable Reindeer Paper Craft

Printable Reindeer Paper Craft

Yield: 1 Paper Reindeer
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Beginner

This free printable reindeer paper craft is so cute for winter and the holidays!

Materials

  • Construction Paper in the following colors:
  • Tan
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Green
  • Pink
  • Yellow
  • Glue Stick
  • Black Marker
  • Pink Crayon

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Download the reindeer template (link in the blog post) and print onto the suggested color construction paper.
  2. Cut pieces out.
  3. Printable Reindeer Cut Pieces
  4. Stick the pieces together to form the reindeer.
  5. Assembling Reindeer Craft
  6. Draw on eyes and mouth with a black marker and add rosy cheeks
  7. Add eyes and mouth to reindeer craft
  8. Cut four strips of paper 2"/5cm wide and fold accordion-style to create the arms and legs.
  9. Accordion Folded Strip
  10. Glue the arms and legs in place and your printable reindeer craft is done!
  11. Optional extras include adding glitter or adding a loop of ribbon to hang the reindeer up.

The Create Christmas series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Christmas and Winter! You can check out Create Christmas from 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016201520142013 and 2012  for tons of awesome Holiday ideas and inspiration!

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