Easy Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Paper Plate Reindeer Craft

Today we have the cutest reindeer paper plate craft that uses a child’s handprints for the reindeer antlers to craft Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. This easy handprint Christmas craft works great for kids of all ages especially as a preschool holiday craft and uses simple craft supplies that are easily available at home or in the classroom.

Paper Plate Reindeer Craft great preschool Christmas craft for kids - Finished paper plate reindeer with handprint antlers and pom pom red nose - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a Rudolph with handprint antlers and a pom pom nose!

Paper Plate Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Craft

We love easy paper plate crafts! Of course we had to create one for Christmas celebrating Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, the most famous reindeer of them all. This Paper Plate Reindeer Craft for kids is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers, but older kids will enjoy making it too!

Related: See more Christmas Handprint Crafts for kids

One thing I love about Christmas handprint crafts is that it’s also a keepsake craft. Use your child’s handprint to create the reindeer’s antlers, then simply invite your child to sign and date the back.

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Paper Plate Reindeer Craft supplies needed for reindeer paper plate craft - Kids Activities Blog
Here are the supplies you need for this Rudolph paper plate craft!

Supplies Needed


Step 1

After gathering supplies, trace your child’s hand on the lighter shade of brown construction paper.

Step 2

Using scissors, cut out the traced construction paper handprints.

Paper Plate Reindeer Craft in progress with paper plate and handprints shown
Let’s use our handprints to make reindeer antlers!

Step 3

Draw the shape of ears onto the darker shade of construction paper. Invite your child to cut the ears out as well.

Step 4

Use a glue stick to secure the ears, antlers, wiggly eyes, and pom pom nose to the brown paper plate.

Paper Plate Reindeer Craft finished with hanger
How cute is our Rudolph craft?

Step 5

Tape a loop of string or pipe cleaner to the back of the paper plate so that children can hang their reindeer on the Christmas tree!

Paper Plate Reindeer Craft steps
Here are all the steps for this reindeer paper plate craft!

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