Today’s handprint and footprint Christmas theme is reindeer crafts for kids. They are fun for preschool and kindergarten ages to make, plus there are a few ideas that are great to make with toddlers and babies. You can turn any of these reindeer crafts with handprints and footprints into a cute Rudolph craft. (Originally published 12/12/2012 and updated on 12/7/2019)
Below you will find reindeer crafts ideas made with paint, paper, glitter, paper plates, paper bags, and even an adorable shirt. There are ideas for making puppets, headbands, photo props, ornaments, and cards.
Easy Reindeer Crafts for Toddlers (and Babies)
Here are a few simple crafts that are perfect for little ones (and can be made with school-aged children too). These reindeer ideas make the cutest Christmas keepsakes and sweet memories of time crafting together.
- Salt Dough Reindeer Footprint Ornament – Guest post from Messy Little Monster
- Reindeer Card and Poem Printable – Guest post by Simple Fun for Kids
- Lil’ Reindeer Printable – A Little Pinch of Perfect
- Baby’s 1st Christmas Keepsake – Simple yet cute!
- Thumbprint Lights Reindeer Craft by Glued to my Crafts Blog
- Reindeer Shirt Applique – Wearable keepsake.
- Footprint Reindeer with Christmas Lights – Turn your child’s footprint into cute Christmas cards!
- Cute Reindeer Craft – Learn Create Love
- Handprint Candy Cane Reindeer – Little Pumpkin Grace… & Hudson Too!
- Paper Plate Rudolph Mask – Cute as photo props or pretend play.
- Paper Reindeer Handprint Ornament – Guest post by Simple Fun for Kids
- Hand & Footprint Reindeer Keepsake by I Can Teach My Child
Reindeer Crafts for Preschoolers and Older
These reindeer arts and crafts can be made at home, in a classroom, with a playgroup, or as a Christmas party activity.
- Paper Bag Comet Puppet – Crafts by Amanda
- Milk Carton Rudolph by Crafty Morning
- Adorable Hand Shaped Reindeer Card by The Best Ideas for Kids
- Cutest Paper Rudolph Craft by Simple Everyday Mom
- Paper Reindeer Christmas Card by I Heart Crafty Things
- Framed Fingerprint Reindeer and Sleigh Crafts
- Fingerprint Reindeer Ornament by The Educator’s Spin On It
- A is for Antlers – Beautiful Chaos
- Classic Hand and Foot Reindeer
- Rudolph Treat Holder Craft
- Double Handprint Rudolph Craft
More Reindeer Fun:
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- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Little Golden Book)
- The Original Christmas Classics (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town / Frosty the Snowman / Frosty Returns / Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol / and more)
- Ty Glitzy – Reindeer Beanie Boo
- Christmas LED Bulb Necklace and Sequin Reindeer Headband
- Cute Deer Tutu Dress with Antler Headband
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Which reindeer kids crafts are you most excited to make? For more Christmas themed crafts, check out Handprint Santa Crafts and Wreath Craft Ideas.