6 Reindeer Craft Ideas for Kids This Christmas

Christmas reindeer craft ideas

‘Tis the season to get crafty, and today we’ve got six fabulous festive ideas based around your favourite Christmas animal – reindeer!

This quirky, cool crafts are quick and easy to make, so they’re perfect for busy parents looking for ways to create a magical family celebration that kids will love. If this sounds like you, then choose your favourites from the list below and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

1. Make Rudolph Milkshake Bottles

Looking for a festive sweet treat your kids will love? This cool decoration idea is a nice way to liven up a simple chocolate milkshake by turning it into Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer! Here’s how it’s done.

Chocolate milkshake bottles decorated to look like reindeer

What you’ll need

How to make it

  1. Print out your decorations and cut them out. Each bottle will have two eyes, two antlers and one red nose.
  2. Stick your decorations to the bottles so that it looks like the picture below.
  3. Fill each bottle with chocolate milkshake.
  4. Serve with gingerbread reindeer (see below!).

2. Turn Gingerbread Men Into Reindeer

It wouldn’t be Christmas without cookies, but if you don’t have time to bake your own, this handy festive hack is a great way to turn a simple gingerbread man into a reindeer! Have you ever noticed how when you turn a gingerbread man upside down, it looks a bit like a reindeer? After this, you won’t be able to look at them any other way! Here’s your step-by-step guide.

Gingerbread man decorated to look like a reindeer

What you’ll need

  • 1 pack of plain gingerbread men
  • 1 pack of white icing
  • 1 pack of glace cherries for the noses (you can use red jelly sweets for this too)

How to make it

  1. Turn your gingerbread man upside down so that the head is nearest you.
  2. Put a dollop of icing in the middle of its face and stick a cherry to it.
  3. Use your icing to create the reindeer’s mouth, eyes and antlers.

3. Make Reindeer Lollipop Covers

Sticking with food, here’s a fun way to put a Christmas twist on those lollipops you see by the till in your local newsagents! These lollipop covers are a great idea if you need to create some Christmas party bags for kids.

Free printable reindeer lolllipop cover

What you’ll need

  • 1 lollipop per child – red ones would be best, as you want the finished product to look like Rudolph!
  • Our free lollipop cover printables
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make it

  1. Print out your reindeer lollipop covers and cut them out.
  2. Cut out the nose of each reindeer. This is where your lollipop will poke through.
  3. Fold both sides of the printable together and cut a small hole at the bottom for your lollipop stick to go through.
  4. Push your lollipop stick through the hole as shown below, making sure that the red wrapper goes where Rudolph’s nose should be.
  5. Stick the two halves of your printable together so it stays in place.

4. Create Reindeer Wrapping Paper

This incredibly easy Christmas gift wrapping idea will make your Christmas gifts look fantastically festive – almost like they were wrapped by Santa himself!

Christmas presents with reindeer wrapping paper

What you’ll need

How to make it

  1. Wrap your present in brown paper.
  2. Turn it around so you’re looking at the side without any sellotape on it.
  3. Print your reindeer accessories and cut them out.
  4. Stick two antlers, two eyes and a nose onto your present to make it look like a reindeer.

5. Make Your Own Reindeer Party Bags

If you’re hosting a get-together this Christmas, you might want to send your guests home with a little gift at the end of the party. These cute reindeer gift bags are a great way to do it, and they don’t take long to make either.

Gold party bag decorated to look like a reindeer

What you’ll need

How to make it

  1. Print your decorations and cut them out.
  2. Fill your party bags with festive goodies.
  3. Make a fold about halfway down.
  4. Fold in the edges to create the shape of a reindeer’s face, as shown in the picture below.
  5. Stick two antlers, two eyes and a nose to your bag, using the nose to pin down the folded section.

6. Make Magic Reindeer Food

This is a lovely Christmas Eve tradition, particularly if you have younger children. Our mixture uses edible glitter, so when you sprinkle it in your garden on Christmas Eve, you’ll create a sparkly pathway for Santa and his reindeer. And of course, using edible glitter means it’s completely safe to eat!

Cellophane bag full of oats and edible glitter designed to look like reindeer food

What you’ll need

How to make it

  1. Pour a small amount of oats into each bag.
  2. Add your glitter and shake each bag well.
  3. Print and cut out one label for each bag.
  4. Fold the top of each bag over, then fold your label over the top and staple it into place.
  5. Give one each to your little ones and Christmas Eve and have fun getting ready for Santa!

Want more Christmas ideas? There’s loads more to see, so check out some more of our blogs for some Christmas inspiration!

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