Get your kids in the holiday spirit with these fun and festive reindeer craft ideas. There is something for everyone – ornaments, gifts, decorations, and even a flying Rudolph!
Christmas is right around the corner, and I’m sure your kids are super excited for Santa to come for a visit. Did they visit him at the mall? Write a letter to him? Maybe they plan to make him milk and cookies for his arrival?
This year why don’t you also celebrate some of Santa’s hardest workers? No, not the elves. I’m talking about his reindeer! Without them and their magical flying, Santa wouldn’t be able to visit each year.
Praise all of their hard work with these 30 reindeer craft ideas for kids. Then make sure to include some carrots for them with Santa’s milk and cookies this year! They will definitely appreciate it.
Grab your googly eyes, pipe cleaners, and bright red noses! Then scroll down and see what reindeer fun I’ve found for you!
Get your kids in the holiday spirit with these fun and festive reindeer craft ideas. There is something for everyone - ornaments, decorations, and even a flying Rudolph!
Wine Cork Reindeer
Make a wine cork reindeer using this simple tutorial - perfect for turning into a Christmas ornament, decor, or place settings.
Yarn Wrapped Reindeer Ornament
These popsicle stick reindeer ornaments are a super cute Christmas craft for kids! Children will wrap yarn around craft stick glued to form a triangle and add details for Rudolph. This post contains two versions, one for younger children and one for older children.
Craft Stick Reindeer
Oh no! Rudolph got caught up in the Christmas lights! This craft stick Rudolph is so adorable.
Rudolph Candy Canes
This traditional craft uses candy canes, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and a pom pom nose to make reindeer. When I was young we loved making these and hanging them on the tree!
Reindeer Photo Craft
Have kids pick out their favorite photo of themselves and then turn them into reindeer with this free downloadable template!
Flying Reindeer Puppets
This interactive paper cup reindeer will fly when you pull on the strings! Such a creative idea.
Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments
These reindeer fingerprint ornaments take about 20 minutes to make! Kids will love getting their fingers messy with the acrylic paint, and the resulting ornaments are as cute as it gets.
Simple Felt Reindeer Ornaments
The nice thing about this cute reindeer Christmas ornament is that the felt base is a circle! This makes it easier to make, especially for kids.
Reindeer Stick Puppet
You might already have supplies on hand to make this reindeer! Grab construction paper and a few other supplies to make this cute stick puppet.
Wood Slice Reindeer
Isn't this adorable? Move the sweetest little reindeer ornament around your tree each day until Santa comes, or leave it in a special spot for all to see.
3D Paper Reindeer
Learn how to make a dimensional reindeer that pops up! This one is so fun to make, you’ll want to make all eight of Santa’s reindeer + Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.
Bottle Cap Ornament
With just a few minutes, you can make these button-nosed reindeer to hang on your Christmas tree. They are the perfect size for a tabletop tree!
Walnut Reindeer Ornament
Maggy loves crafting with walnuts, and it turns out they make the cutest reindeer heads ever! They are perfect for ornaments, especially on a kids' Christmas tree.
Light Bulb Rudolph
Have a burned out night light bulb? Keep it to make this little cutie with googly eyes and a pom pom nose!
Rudolph Gift Tags
Have kids help you with the gift giving this year with these easy Rudolph gift tags. Write the 'to' and 'from' info on the back.
Reindeer pasta sculptures
Who knew that reindeer had pipe cleaner bones and pasta fur? It surprised me too! Look how cute those lips are. Love it!
Reindeer Pom Poms
Make reindeer style pom poms using brown yarn and a pom pom maker! Doesn't this make such a cute banner?
Reindeer Clothespin Ornaments
One of my family’s favorite traditions is making Christmas ornaments together. These reindeer ornaments are easy for any age, and really fun to make. Plus, they turn out so cute!
Reindeer Wrapping Paper
Your kids will love helping you make some special reindeer wrapping paper using their footprints! This is such a special gift wrap idea you can make every year.
Pine Cone Reindeer Ornament
Whether you hang them on your tree or put them out for decoration, these cute googly-eyed reindeer will make an impression!
Reindeer at the Window
Who is that peeking in the window? I love this cute idea! Kids cut out shapes to make their own reindeer peeking in the window.
Reindeer Paper Bag Puppet
A super easy paper bag reindeer puppet with handprint antlers! If you have a group of kids, you could make all of Santa's reindeer!
Kids can have fun gathering supplies for this craft from inside and outside the house. Kind of like a scavenger hunt with a cute craft at the end!
Handprint Reindeer Ornament
Learn the easiest way to make a handprint ornament! Make special memories with these three cute and easy Christmas craft ideas: Santa, Christmas tree, and Reindeer.
Sponge Painted Reindeer
Cut a sponge into basic shapes for kids to make this winter scene with a reindeer. Have the kids help decide what shapes you should use for different parts.
Thumbprint Mug & Saucer
This Christmas thumbprint mug and saucer set is a great gift for the kids to make for the grandparents. Since it's multi surface paint, you can wash it if you follow the curing instructions.
Reindeer Tissue Paper Craft
Download the free template or draw your own reindeer outline. Then fill it in with crumpled tissue paper!
Puzzle Piece Reindeer Decor
Make the cutest reindeer ornaments using three puzzle pieces, some paint, and a pom pom! These will look great on the tree and are great for young kids.
Rudolph the Spoon Reindeer
These spoon reindeer were made with paint, pom poms and ribbon, but when I first saw them I thought they were chocolate! That could be a fun idea as well.
Thumbprint Reindeer Frame
Kids need a gift idea for someone special this holiday season? Create a one-of-a-kind piece with your child that can be treasured for years to come. Make a thumbprint reindeer frame!
If you liked these reindeer crafts, you will definitely enjoy these other fun Christmas crafts for kids: