Let’s make an easy Rudolph the Reindeer handprint craft! This handprint reindeer craft is so festive and easy to make. It’s perfect for kids of all ages from toddlers to preschoolers and even bigger kids. This handprint reindeer craft is not only festive, but budget-friendly. It’s the perfect Christmas craft for at home or in the classroom.

Reindeer handprint craft - Rudolph with red nose and handprint antlers

Let your handprints be Rudolph’s antlers in this cute Christmas craft for kids!

Reindeer Handprint Craft for Christmas

If you are looking for a simple holiday craft, whether you doing this at home or in the classroom, kids of all ages will love making this handprint reindeer craft! You can make all of Santa’s reindeer or just Rudolph.

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Our Rudolph reindeer craft is budget-friendly. It only requires 5 craft supplies! It’s a win-win! So enjoy Making this super fun and festive reindeer handprint craft!

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Materials needed for Rudolph Handprint Art

Rudolph the Reindeer Handprints Christmas Craft Supplies - glue, pom pom, marker, brown paint and paper

Gather your craft supplies…we are making handprint deer!

How to Make Reindeer Handprints

Step 1 – Make Brown Handprints

Step 1 - Reindeer handprint craft - brown handprints on white paper - child handprints - Kids Activities blog

Let the paint dry a little before making the rest of the Christmas craft…

Paint both of your child’s hands brown. Have them place both hands on the paper and space them a little bit apart. Set it aside, and allow it to dry.  

When they are dry you can now decorate!

Step 2 – Make a Reindeer Head out of Construction Paper

Step 2 - Reindeer handprint craft -Make a Rudolph head out of brown construction paper
Make a Rudolph head out of brown construction paper!

Cut out a potato-shaped reindeer head out of brown construction paper. I made an oval and then cut the sides smaller, similar to the shape of a bowling pin so that it is smaller on top and larger on the bottom.

Step 3 – Decorate Your Reindeer Craft

Step 3 - Reindeer handprint craft -We made Rudolph with a red nose and a smile with a marker
Put it all together with the antlers, head, red nose, eyes, and a big smiley face!

To decorate, cut a reindeer head out of a piece of brown construction paper.

We drew on some eyes, a mouth, and used a big, puffy, sparkly, pom pom for Rudolph’s nose.

Her Mimi and Papa are going to love to get these reindeer in the mail…

Homemade Reindeer Handprints Notes

  • If you are able to direct the child to place their hands in exactly the right place to fashion reindeer antlers, then doing this on one piece of paper will work. 
  • But if you have a younger child or one that needs more help, using a separate piece of paper and then cutting out the handprints works GREAT!

Our Experience With This Super Cute and Festive Handprint Reindeer Craft

Finished handprint reindeer with red nose - Rudolph

We are done! Isn’t Rudolph cute?

These Rudolph the Reindeer handprints would make really cute Christmas cards.

We are so excited for Christmas.  

I really get into the holidays; I get completely carried away with the music, the snow, the movies, and the decorations.  

I love telling Rory about Christmas, Santa, the works. She loves Rudolph, especially because her favorite toy is from Rudolph the Red nosed reindeer’s the Island of Misfit toys.  Because of that, we have decided to make several Rudolph crafts this holiday season. These handprint reindeer make such cute cards, and they are so easy to make!

Rudolph the Reindeer Handprints Christmas Craft Kids Activity
This reindeer handprint craft turned out great!

Cutest Christmas Reindeer Handprint Craft with Rudolph's Red Nose

Rudolph the Reindeer Handprints Christmas Craft Kids Activity

Have fun with this festive craft making Rudolph the red nose reindeer! This handprint reindeer craft is so easy to make, budget-friendly, and perfect for kids of all ages!


  • Brown Paint
  • Red Pom Poms
  • Googly Eyes
  • Markers To Draw Smiles
  • Brown Construction Paper
  • White Paper
  • Glue


  • scissors


  1. First, paint your child's hands brown. You will want a decent layer of brown acrylic paint on their hands.
  2. Then, have your child place both their hands on a piece of paper, leaving space between the brown handprints.
  3. Set the paper aside to let the brown paint dry.
  4. While it dries, cut out the reindeers head from brown construction paper. It should be kind of potato shaped.
  5. Once the brown handprints are dried, cut them out of the white paper.
  6. Glue the hands down on a white piece of paper. Then glue the head down on the paper.
  7. Decorate! Add some eyes, a red nose, and even a big smiley face!

More Holiday Reindeer Craft Ideas From Kids Activities Blog

What is your favorite Christmas craft? These reindeer handprints are hard to beat! For more kids activities and Christmas crafts, check out these cute ideas:

Psst… Show your kids this Santa Livestream from the North Pole so they can see Santa’s Reindeer!

How did your handprint reindeer craft turn out?

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