Build a Reindeer Puppet Template

‘Tis the season to get creative and spread some festive cheer! In the spirit of joy and festivities, we’ve got an exciting Christmas craft project that will entertain kids and bring the magic of Santa’s reindeer right into your home. Get ready to embark on a crafting adventure with our build a reindeer puppet template – a whimsical activity where children can craft their very own reindeer paper puppet, complete with a jolly red nose.

Gather ’round for a craft that combines the joy of holiday traditions with the thrill of hands-on creativity. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or anyone with a penchant for crafting, this project is designed to spark imagination, laughter, and a dash of holiday magic.

So, grab your scissors, glue, and a sprinkle of holiday spirit, as we guide you through the steps of creating a delightful reindeer puppet that will undoubtedly add a touch of whimsy to your Christmas celebrations. Let the crafting festivities begin! 🎅

Build a Reindeer Puppet Template Craft for Kids

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Looking for more creative holiday ideas? Explore our collection of “Christmas Crafts for Kids,” where you’ll find a treasure trove of imaginative projects to keep the little ones entertained throughout the season.

DIY Build a Reindeer Puppet

And for those who love to add a splash of color to their festivities, check out our “Reindeer Coloring Pages.” It’s a fantastic way to combine artistry and holiday spirit, allowing kids to express their creativity through vibrant hues.

Paper Reindeer Hand Puppet

How to Assemble the Build a Reindeer Puppet Template

What you need:

  • our printable template (comes with 5 Christmas characters)
  • scissors
  • glue
  • coloring supplies
Materials Used

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Print out the template, and let the creativity flow! Kids can add their favorite colors to the base, or you can print this page on colored paper. We chose a warm brown color for ours.

Step 1

First, have kids cut out the base and the reindeer’s ears.

Step 2

Have them color the antlers (or use them as a stencil to trace on dark brown paper).

Step 3

Then, have children cut out all the parts.

Step 4

The reindeer will feature antlers, eyes, and a nose crafted from five circles.

Step 5

Creating the Nose

Have kids trace one of the circles five or more times on red color paper.

Step 6

Then, have them cut out the red shapes.

Step 7

Have kids fold every circle in half.

Step 8

To create the nose, have them apply glue on half of the circle and attach the other folded circle onto it.

Step 9

So, have them apply glue and start attaching the circle halves.

Step 10

All five circles need to be glued together.

Step 11

Rudolph the Reindeer has a nose like that!

Step 12

Have kids make folds on the base card by following the dashed lines.

Step 13

Then, have them apply glue to the flaps.

Step 14

Fold the base card together and press down so the glue will set.

Step 15

The hand puppet base is ready!

Step 16

The Ears

Have children glue the ears to the back of it.

Step 17

Then apply the antlers, too.

Step 18

Have them glue the eyes to the puppet.

Step 19

And lastly, have kids glue on the red nose!

Step 20

We placed it in the center.

Step 21

The reindeer hand puppet is ready for storytelling!

Step 22

We love how it turned out!

Step 23

What do you think?

Build a Reindeer Hand Puppet

Stay tuned for more Christmas crafts!

DIY Build a Reindeer Puppet Template

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