Christmas Kids Craft: Paper Plate Reindeer


Yesterday I shared my idea for a Paper Plate Angel. Today, I’m sharing a Paper Plate Reindeer, which also incorporates a paper plate and handprints. It takes just a few minutes to make and is a great holiday project for a preschool classroom or your little homeschooler.Paper Plate Reindeer



  • a white paper plate
  • scraps of construction paper
  • glue
  • markers, crayons, or paints


  1. Color a paper plate brown. This will be the background color for your reindeer’s face. Paper Plate Reindeer part 1
  2. Next, fold both sides of the paper plate up, and color the folded portion a different shade of brown.Paper Plate Reindeer step 2
  3. Glue eyes and a nose to your reindeer. You can use wiggly eyes, but I liked the appearance of large paper eyes. A fun idea may be to assign one child in a class to make Rudolph while the other children make regular reindeer. Paper Plate Reindeer part 3
  4. Trace handprints out of construction paper (we used beige), cut them out, and glue to the top of the head as antlers. Your reindeer is now complete!Paper Plate Reindeer step 4


About Dr. Carrie Wells.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two young children, Lydia (age 4) and Bryce (age 2). Dr. Wells graduated from the University of Florida in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education and in 2002 with a Master’s degree in special education. After teaching children ages 3 – 21 with varying abilities for several years, she completed her Doctorate in special education in 2008 from Nova Southeastern University. After becoming a mother in 2009, Dr. Wells began blogging as Huppie Mama, writing about child development, healthy eating, crafts, and natural living.
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